Today, UPM’s most respected “Sichuan Poor Rural-Household Biogas Development Programme” has relieved our global climate by 500,000 tons of carbon emissions from the atmosphere since the start of its reduction period on 10th of May 2012.
This impressive milestone for climate protection has been achieved by those 73 Component Project Activities (CPAs) that have been successfully included in this PoA so far. These CPAs include a total of 330,000 low income rural households equipped with advanced biodigesters and cook stoves in the districts of Yibin, Neijiang, Suining, Ziyang, Zigong, Luzhou, Leshan, Meishan, Mianyang, Guang’An, Dazhou and Aba all of which are located in China’s Sichuan province.
Throughout its entire lifetime, this CDM and Gold Standard registered PoA aims to save up to 20 million tCO2e, comprising a total of one million low income rural households in Sichuan. The second issuance of the PoA’s much sought after Gold Standard CERs (GS CERs) is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2014. From this upcoming issuance, we expect to obtain around 390,000 units of GS CERs that shall be delivered to mandatory and voluntary carbon offsetters all around the globe.