Microsoft Azure: Microsoft signs carbon removal project in Brazil

May 10, 2024 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Microsoft this week has finalized its carbon removal project with Re green in a deal which will fund the restoration of more than 16,000 hectares of degraded pastureland across Brazil (over half of which is already acquired with restoration activities underway), including in the States of Maranhão and Bahia, encompassing the planting of at least 10.7 million native seedlings.

Thiago Picolo, CEO, said: "Our company has positioned itself to meet the demands of a market that requires stringent standards for quality. We consider Microsoft’s carbon removal program to be a global benchmark for high-integrity carbon removal and a leader in scientific advancement, validating our trajectory.

"This collaboration serves as tangible evidence that this market not only exists but has significant potential for growth in Brazil. We are committed to forging additional partnerships of this caliber."

Brian Marrs, senior director for energy & carbon removal at Microsoft, added: “We value the science-led innovation and business execution that brings to this agreement. High-quality, nature-based solutions are vital to addressing climate change and we are excited to pursue this offtake deal in Brazil with”