Bioforest offers unique solutions with different services through the phases of formulation and implementation of conservation and reforestation projects.

1. Project Identification, Pre-feasibility and Feasibility Studies.
2. Design and Development of Projects.
3. Project Implementation.
4. Marketing.

Bioforest works through all stages in close collaboration with a first class legal advisor who facilitates the generation of the arrangements needed to have an absolute clarity on the rights over the environmental services. This issue is critical in a context like the Peruvian, where the corresponding law regulating the issues related to the environmental services is still under discussion.

Before getting involved in projects related to reforestation, restoration and conservation is important to determine their potential, taking into account important variables such as rates of deforestation in the area, carbon stocks amid forest types, species suitable to be planted in the area, cultural practices of local communities, the potential institutions to be involved, among many others.

For these reasons, Bioforest performs all the preliminary studies necessary to ensure the viability and sustainability of each project. Among these studies Bioforest focus its attention on the identification of the potential area, the feasibility of the proposed project, an analysis of the potential organizational structure, the technical aspects for the implementation, as well as social and environmental aspects to be considered. All these information is summarized in a PIN (Project Idea Note), which is finally used to promote the project.

It’s important to remark that there are several critical factors that need to be address in order to ensure the success of these projects, among which we highlight the following:

  • Knowledge and participation of local communities.
  • Clarity on land titles and on the rights over environmental services.
  • Distribution of benefits resulting from the project.
  • Organizational design and technical aspects.
  • Standards to be used (VCS, CCB, Gold Standard, etc).

We have an extensive network of strategic allies that help us identify potential projects throughout Peru.

In Bioforest we develop each of our projects in a personalized way, taking into account the needs of all stakeholders and the synergies that could be created, ensuring an efficient use of resources.

We evaluate the different methodologies available and the requirements of the most important international standards (VCS, CCB, Gold Standard among others) in order to design a document that guarantees the generation of carbon credits resulting from the implementation of the proposed project activities.

It is important to note that the use of these standards will depend on the characteristics of each project. The adequate choice of a standard can help create more value from the project and facilitate the marketing of the emission reduction certificates to be generated.

The development process for each project includes the following steps:

  • Project Design.
  • Validation.
  • Monitoring.
  • Verification.
  • Registry.

  • Project Design Document (PDD)

In which are detailed all the activities to be undertaken during project implementation, including the design of the monitoring plan for the following periods. The PDD describes the baseline methodology to be used, taking into account the potential leakage that the implementation of the project could cause. It also includes estimations of carbon stocks for the different types of forest and a model that explains how much carbon could be expected to escape into the atmosphere in the absence of the project. It is also important to note that the PDD should as well demonstrate the additionality of the project as a requirement to be validated by international standards.

Validation: The validation process is critical for REDD and forestry projects. This process is performed by one or more accredited external entities, which after exhaustive evaluations and analysis conclude that the methodologies used in the project are in line with international standards.

Monitoring: The results of the implemented activities are obtained by compiling data as specified in the Monitoring Plan developed for the project. The monitoring plan must identify which variables will be measured ex post, and how often these evaluations are going to be made. The Monitoring Plan is also critical to update the baseline and propose the control procedures that will be used.

Verification: This information is passed to an accredited institution to be reviewed, taking into account all requirements of the international standards.

Registry: Once the information is verified, the project must be registered with the required standard (VCS, CCB, and Gold Standard), after which the carbon reduction credits are issued.

We actively participate of the implementation by supervising and sharing the responsibility for the management and administration of the whole project with our allies. In addition, we provide consulting, advisory and training to local participants looking to share with them our experience as a way to empower them for further activities within or outside the project. It is really important for the implementation process to be as transparent, inclusive and participatory as possible; this is the reason why we are continuously looking for the support and involvement of local actors and communities.

Marketing strategies and activities are essentials to ensure the success of our projects; therefore they are taken into account at all the stages. The promotion of our activities is done through various media, at a local, national and international level. Participating in trade fairs and specialized events is part of our commitment. Thus, Bioforest seeks to gain the visibility and credibility necessary to make the most out of the carbon credits from their projects, giving them an extra value in the competitive carbon market.