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Paraná State, our pilot project.

The first Zero Carbon Municipality Program project was consolidated at Peabiru, Paraná.


Peabiru is a city that is part of a historical route, the Caminhos de Peabiru, an ancient path used by the South American natives since long before the discovery by the Europeans, connecting the coast to the interior of the continent. 


The Paraná state government recently approved a state law that creates the Caminhos de Peabiru Trail and the Maratona de Carbono.


Historical and natural heritage of the Atlantic Forest.

The measure aims to promote environmental and heritage education and to spread the principles of preservation and appreciation of nature and cultural heritage.

Photo: Peabiru Path Trail

The section in Paraná that is intended to be reactivated is 1,550 km long and runs through 86 municipalities and 29 administrative districts in the state, connecting the cities of Paranaguá to Guaíra. The system of trails foresees four major natural corridors among them the Caminhos de Peabiru, connecting the Parque Nacional do Iguaçu (PR) to the Paraná coast.


There is an average annual imbalance of 63,237 tons of CO2 in the municipality of Peabiru.

Which needs to be reduced in order to
accomplish the neutralization of emissions in the municipality. One of the possibilities would be a
potential reforestation project in the municipality's Conservation Area could generate a removal of
536,786 tCO2eq in a 30 year period. In 5 years the contribution to GHG reduction would already be very significant, the tCO2eq stock could reach 86,446 tCO2eq.

In 5 years: removal of 86,446 tCO2eq


In 30 years: removal of 536,786 tCO2eq 



Considering the 987 identified landholdings, a total carbon stock of 3,540,711.5830 tCO2eq was
quantified, corresponding to 90.71% of the total 3,903,194 tCO2eq of carbon stock quantified in the
municipality. About 50% of the total is found in biomass and 44% in the soil.






Solos 44%

AGB +BGC 50%





The Program identified in Peabiru:


225 springs;

129 properties with springs and/or waterways;

55.6441 hectares of springs that should bereforested;

743.8729 hectares of total area in the Conservation Areas that must be reforested;

3,903,194 tCO2eq is the total Carbon Sequestration in Peabiru;

36,344 tCO2eq/year is the potential for annual carbon sequestration by vegetation;

3,540,711.5830 tCO2eq is the total Carbon Sequestration in the identified land properties;

1,833,150.9233 tCO2 is the total Carbon Sequestration in the identified properties with springs.

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