Since 2010, TEFI has been implementing a Community Carbon Pools Program (C2P2) in the municipality of General Nakar in the province of Quezon, in cooperation with the Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources, local residents, and international and local NGOs.
TEFI conducts training and provides funding to a honey manufacturing facility powered by solar energy. In addition to honey, the communities of General Nakar produce and resin, food and other non-timber products and also engage in textile dyeing and tea harvesting.
These activities provide livelihoods and improve living standards for 40 communities and over 2,000 local residents, and help to preserve the 144,000 hectares of forest and prevent deforestation. They also contribute to the reduction of GHG emissions caused by deforestation, the long-term conservation of forests, and the promotion of carbon storage with forests.