Project Cordillera Azul, Peru
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The Cordillera Azul project strives to transform local communities and ecosystems by driving the development of alternative livelihoods for local people through climate-friendly activities such as agriculture, textiles and crafts.
The project protects up to 1.6 million hectares of threatened rainforest habitat, safeguarding 28 High Conservation Value species that live in the habitat.
The project will avoid the emission of 16.2m tonnes of CO2 by 2021.
- 400 communities living in the project zone, including 30 indigenous communities
- Supports 716 jobs, 30% of which are held by women
- Supports 25 sustainable enterprises 45 watersheds protected
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