ALLCOT to develop a project in Senegal to reforest mangroves which will generate carbon credits
ALLCOT Group, a sustainability company that serves clients on three continents, will develop a project in Senegal to reforest mangroves that will generate carbon credits.
The company plans to undertake a programme of several small projects (known as a Programme of Activities) in the regions of Casamance and Sine Saloum.
ALLCOT has signed an agreement with Oceanium, a Senegalese environmental protection group, and with the mayors of different local communities.
The PoA will be developed with the full involvement of local communities, which will be listed officially as participants in the project. The effort will also be associated with other sustainable development actions in the area. The partners estimate that between 2,000 and 3,000 hectares will be reforested each year.
For the last fifty years Senegal has experienced widespread deforestation. The country’s overall natural forested area has diminished from 11 million hectares in the 1960s to 6.3 million hectares today, a drop of almost 43 per cent.
Deforestation is attributed to the impacts of drought as well as to human activities such as logging, charcoal production, bush fires, increases in land cultivation and wandering of livestock.
Oceanium and ALLCOT have joined forces to carry out forest protection activities as well as to oversee the reforestation of mangroves and essential trees.
Alexis L. Leroy, CEO of ALLCOT, is delighted with this initiative: “We are very happy to support Oceanium in its sustainability actions. Helping communities in Africa is a clear strategic objective of ours, so this collaboration is very exciting for us,” explained Leroy.
Haidar el Ali, President of Oceanium, said: “We are excited to partner with ALLCOT on this project and to boost our actions to protect the environment”.
Didier Lehenaff, President of SVPlanete, a French sport-and-sustainability organization also involved in the implementation of this programme, said: “We shall use the formidable social and cultural power of sport to promote this beautiful project, that will both benefit local communities and Planet Earth as a whole”.
ALLCOT is a company specialized in end-to-end sustainability solutions for individuals and businesses of all sizes. In addition to helping companies engage with their stakeholders and consumers through positive sustainability actions, ALLCOT develops environmental projects in-house and continues to be one of the leaders in the professional environmental services sector.
ALLCOT offers a number of services related to climate change, including carbon footprint measurement, emissions reduction and offsetting. The company is also an active participant in climate change markets, energy derivatives and the compliance and voluntary carbon sectors.
Established in 1984 by professor Jean-Michel Kornprobst, Oceanium is a Senegalese association aiming at environmental protection. After initially focusing on sustainable management of the marine environment, the association has widened its scope to cover both onshore and offshore environments in Senegal and neighbouring countries. Projects are directed by Oceanium’s team of professionals and volunteers, led by Haidar el Ali.
Created late 2005 by experts having at heart to change the face of sport, SVPlanète is a not-for-profit organization that accompanies sport actors and local/national authorities in their efforts to generate awareness on the fragility of Nature, together with concrete and constructive action plans to limit humans destructive footprint. In a word: sustainability in sport and sustainability through sport.