The Northern Kenya Grassland Carbon Project (NKGCP), used by Netflix and Meta, has come under fire by the Borana Council of Elders, an Indigenous group impacted by the project. The NKGCP is run by the controversial Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT), which has been accused of gross human rights violations against Indigenous pastoral communities in Northern Kenya.
The project relies on breaking down traditional grazing practices without the Free, Prior and Informed consent of the affected communities. Verra, the organization that certifies carbon offset schemes, has suspended the issuance of carbon credits from the project due to significant concerns over NRT’s claims.
The Borana Council of Elders has issued a statement calling the NKGCP a “green scam” and demanding that NRT vacate their community land and make public their audited financial accounts for the project. The Borana are also considering further legal action against NRT for their continued exploitation of community resources.