According to the proposing entity: The Project seeks to reduce emissions generated by deforestation, forest degradation and livestock, while increasing carbon stocks in the Caribbean Region of Nicaragua. Its objective is to generate benefits for local communities through sustainable and productive land uses.
The project's risk level has been rated as “high” due to the work with indigenous communities and non-indigenous settlers, and the social conflict in the project region.
The project has three main components:
• Conserve and produce for life: Investments for the sustainable restoration of the landscape and the management of natural resources. This stage will involve providing communities and farmers with skills, technical assistance, incentives, and market access to improve their livelihoods while restoring and conserving natural resources.
• Good government: Strengthening of regional and local environmental authorities, including the governments of indigenous territories. This stage includes the facilitation of dialogue mechanisms to improve the business climate, aiming at sustainable investment by the private sector.
• Development of capacities for the productive restoration of the landscape and the conservation of forests: Training and capacity building for technical personnel, tools and instruments for environmental monitoring. This stage also includes awareness campaigns and public environmental education.
CABEI has a redress mechanism available at: https://www.resguarda.com/BCIE/inicio/bcie_es.html