ALLCOT participates in the Mesa Más la Guajira to talk about Blue Carbon

MesaMas-ALLCOT

Between May 12 and 14, in the city of Riohacha (Colombia), ALLCOT Group participated, together with various Colombian entities, in the Mesa Más la Guajira, organized by the ANDI’s National Water and Biodiversity Center. This meeting allowed participants to exchange institutional, business and organizational plans. Among the attendees were companies of the stature of Enel, Ecopetrol and Grupo Energía Bogotá, among others.

Lucas Rivera, Group Climate Change Innovation Manager at ALLCOT, participated in the meeting highlighting the relevance of the development of “Blue Carbon” projects, as an alternative for carbon sequestration, and contribute to the fight against climate change in the Colombian coasts. “Blue Carbon is that which is naturally absorbed and retained by coastal and marine ecosystems, such as mangroves, seagrass meadows and marshes.

Thus, these three ecosystems are responsible for storing half of the “Blue Carbon” buried under the seabed and, in addition, contribute to the protection of coasts from erosion generated by sea level rise and storms. Therefore, developing “Blue Carbon” projects is to promote coastal climate resilience, in terms of mitigation through carbon sequestration and adaptation through natural disaster prevention.

ALLCOT’s involvement in this participation is a further step in its commitment towards the development of projects that focus on the promotion of a sustainable economy and the implementation of strategies to achieve carbon neutrality.

More information on this link.

MesaMas-ALLCOT

ALLCOT and Conservation International Colombia, an alliance with a strong sustainable impact in benefit of the ecosystems and communities in Colombia.

Although Colombia has one of the worldwide highest indexes of biodiversity, it has decreased by 18% during the last years. The biggest threat is the natural habitat’s loss due to agriculture and cattle industries. It is our responsibility to protect the ecosystems and to fight against the climate change that affects much of the national territory, especially to the underprivileged communities.

ALLCOT, with more than 10 years of experience, develops worldwide sustainable projects providing its clients and collaborators with the knowledge and management expertise of initiatives aimed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) to actively fight against the climate change crisis. We establish a commitment and therefore create alliances with other companies that, like us,  appreciate the environment.

Conservation International Foundation (CI) works to highlight and maintain the benefits that nature provides to humanity. From the start, CI has worked to protect more than 5 million square km (2.3 square miles) of land and ocean across more than 70 countries. Currently, it is established among 29 countries and has 2 thousand partners around the world. 

Based on a solid foundation of science, partnership, and field demonstration, CI empowers societies to take care of nature, global diversity, and humanity’s well-being in a responsible and sustainable manner.

Thanks to the common values and the interest of both in recovering and working in favor of nature, ALLCOT and Conservation International Colombia join forces with the target of executing Sustainable Socio-Environmental Projects, aligned under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of United Nations, that have a strong impact in the conservation of the environment, adaptation to the climate crisis and the communities development.

“Today more than ever it is high time to act. Act with significant actions against the imperatives of the environmental crises and consequential social impacts. Thanks to the alliance with CI, our shared values, and long-term vision, we can accomplish our goals and commitments within Colombia” said Alexis L. Leroy, ALLCOT’s CEO.

“The development of carbon market in Colombia represents a great opportunity to consolidate conservation and sustainability processes of maximizing the benefits over strategic ecosystems and its communities. The experience of CI working on socio-environmental projects in the territory, added to that of ALLCOT in the design of GHG reduction projects, will allow the development and implementation of high-quality projects” says Fabio Arjona, vice president of the Colombia Conservation International program.