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Carbon Offsetting – Wildscreen Festival Tanzania

Carbon Emissions  While celebrating and advancing natural world storytelling through film, it’s important to acknowledge …

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Carbon Offsetting – Wildscreen Festival Tanzania

Carbon Emissions 

While celebrating and advancing natural world storytelling through film, it’s important to acknowledge that events like film festivals contribute to carbon emissions, exacerbating the climate crisis. In recognition of this impact, our film festival is committed to compensating for the unavoidable carbon emissions generated by the event’s production and the travel of its participants.

To achieve this, we are investing in high-quality carbon credits from Carbon Tanzania that protect biodiversity and deliver social benefits to the communities who live within and around the landscape being protected.

By taking responsibility for our carbon emissions, we aim to mitigate the environmental impact of our activities and promote sustainable practices within the film industry. 

Carbon Credits  

The credits that have been bought to compensate for the festivals unavoidable emissions come from the Ntakata Mountains project. The project is the result of a  partnership between the local communities and Carbon Tanzania, and is certified by Verra’s VCS standard.

The project works with eight farming communities to protect their forests in western Tanzania that are threatened with illegal conversion to farmland. The forests of the Ntakata Mountains are home to chimps, elephants, and an incredible diversity of birds, all of which require large intact landscapes to roam and thrive. 

The revenue the communities earn from the sale of carbon credits is used by the communities to enhance forest protection activities, fund community-wide healthcare services, improve access to education, strengthen governance and support community development initiatives. 

Carbon Tanzania

Carbon Tanzania generates value for Tanzania’s economy and its people by producing nature-based carbon credits that enable people to earn revenues from the protection of their natural resources. These verified emissions reductions allow global businesses with credible decarbonisation and nature-positive strategies to invest in a locally produced nature-based solution that serves the climate, communities and wildlife. 

“As an organization founded by two conservationists, the protection of our natural world has always been our primary goal, and the involvement of people is central to achieving that goal. 

For our projects to operate, this involvement of people means adopting a community-led approach to protecting Tanzania’s iconic landscapes, collaborating those who live within and around the protected areas.

Our projects also depend on the involvement of client in other parts of the world who are inspired by the beauty of the landscape and by the determination of its inhabitants to protect it. This is why it is crucial to us that the world can share rich, inspiring stories about nature, enabling everyone to participate in the protection of our natural world. 

Throughout 13 years of collaborating with Indigenous peoples and local communities, it has become apparent that the voices of these groups are too often missing from global storytelling, despite often have cultures rich with storytelling. Therefore, when we learned of Wildscreen’s vision for an inclusive and accessible nature film festival to be held in Arusha, Tanzania, we knew we had to be a part of it.  

We are excited to be a sponsor of this important and vibrant international film festival and look forward to the opportunity to join our regional neighbours in advancing our capabilities for nature storytelling.”

To find out more and book your spot at Wildscreen Festival Tanzania visit our ticketing platform.