Genesis Forest Project

Genesis Forest Project


This is a project design document that describes the plan for a reforestation project in Brazilian Cerrado in the state of Tocantins, Brazil.

Goals & Approach

The goals of the project is to reforest 30 hectares with native cerrado species, sequester carbon, protect forests from fires, hire local labor in project implementation, form a fire brigrade, and increase education and capactiy in local villages. These objectives, which can be divided into forest objectives and social objectives, strive to link ecological needs with social needs in the region for a holistic approach. 

Reported Takeaways

The project was ultimately withdrawn in May 2011. 



The Climate, Community, and Biodiversity Alliance (2009) "Genesis Forest Project: Reforestation of Brazilian Savannah Native Species in the State of Tocantins, Brazil" Accessed: June 2020


  • Ecological Institute
  • Hyundai