About the Institute
The Ecologica Institute is a Brazilian NGO pioneer in the climate change area.
Founded in 2000 in Palmas, Tocantins, the Ecologica Institute (IE) is a Civil Society Organization of Public Interest (OSCIP). Our mission is to act in mitigating the effects of climate change through scientific research, environmental conservation, and community-based sustainability activities.
Over the past few years, we’ve contributed to the emission reduction at the local level by promoting the use of renewable energy, reforestation and training families and professionals in the surrounding area of Bananal Island, southwest of Tocantins. Some of the Institute’s results include:
- 460,000 tons of carbon reduced.
- 46 studies on climate change, renewable energy, environmental conservation and community development.
- 2,323 native hectares conserved.
- 300 hectares of forest restored.
- 6,480 people trained.
- 110 families included in the market through the commercialization of sustainable products that benefit the climate.
Globally, the IE is internationally recognized by the Social Carbon Methodology, which evolved into a carbon credit certification standard, the SOCIALCARBON Standard. The Social Carbon was designed during the implementation of Brazil’s first carbon sequestration project in the Bananal Island, with the differential of ensuring community involvement in the initiative. With about 60 certified projects, the Social Carbon currently replicates its successful experiences in countries such as China, India, Turkey and Indonesia.