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Ecologica Institute

The Ecologica Institute is a Brazilian NGO who, for 10 years, has been mitigating the effects of climate change through scientific research, environmental conservation, and community-based sustainability activities. IE has also developed the SOCIALCARBON concept (www.socialcarbon.org) which has initiated industry-wide shifts to sustainable practices, strengthened community livelihoods, and integrated rural and small-scale producers into market activities.

The Ecologica Institute has made various contributions to mitigating climate change including:

Scientific Research

  • 3 research centres in the north of Brazil: the Cangucu Centre, Ecotropical research centre in Taquarussu and the rural technology centre in Pium
  • 46 studies published on conservation and climate change

Environmental Conservation

  • 2,323 native hectacres preserved
  • 300 hectaracres forest restored

Community-Based Projects

  • 6,480 people trained
  • 110 families included in market activities

SOCIALCARBON

Internationally-used co-beneft carbon standard (www.socialcarbon.org)

  • 2 forest projects
  • 3 hydro-electric projects
  • 60 ceramic industry projects

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