The Three River Sustainable Grazing Project is a pilot project in the Quinghai province of China that aims to address the challenges of degraded grasslands and poor pasture management. The project’s goal is to restore degraded grazing land and sequester soil carbon, and at the same time increase productivity, build resilience and improve livelihoods in smallholder herder communities. It also aims to finance its investment costs (e.g. for grass planting, fencing and animal housing) and cover income forgone due to temporary destocking.

The average annual mitigation potential in the first 10 years of the project were estimated at 63,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent per year.