3 key lessons in building effective and long-term relations with communities for forest-based carbon offset projects.

This article is part of a continuing series on PET’s carbon programme. Read our first article on the potential market for carbon offsets in Pakistan here.

“Our people have lived in these forests for hundreds of years — they remind us of our ancestors. Today we cut down these forests for our survival.”

This sentiment was shared among several communities across the Swat district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa when PET’s Programme Director, Hasan Anwer, spoke with them during a series of field visits over the last six months. It offers a glimpse into why forest conservation is more difficult than it…


Microsoft recently announced its commitment to eliminate its carbon emissions by 2030 and to remove all the carbon it has ever emitted historically by 2050. Apple has gone one step further to say it will eliminate not just its own emissions by 2030 but also emissions that arise from the consumption of its products. Microsoft and Apple are not alone in these ambitious efforts. With rising awareness on the threat of climate change, corporations are increasingly being held responsible for doing their part in transitioning towards a low-carbon future. …

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