Carbon Projects

Supporting verified carbon projects enables companies to credibly report an emission reduction equivalent to the number of carbon credits purchased.

Our clients can tailor a portfolio of carbon projects to meet specific business interests and targets while contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Natural Capital Partners evaluates the sustainable development benefits of carbon finance projects through a robust, proprietary framework. Through the framework we conduct a detailed assessment of project activities to quantify and articulate the benefits that are being delivered.

Projects which sell carbon credits include wind farms which displace fossil fuel, household device projects which reduce fuel requirements for cookstoves in low-income households, forest protection from illegal logging, methane capture from landfill gas and agriculture, reforestation for small-hold farmers and run-of-river hydro power and geothermal energy. These projects have to demonstrate that they require carbon finance from the sale of carbon credits in order to be financially viable and achieve greenhouse gas emission reductions.

Our global market team’s worldwide network of project partners means we have unrivalled access to carbon offset projects being developed around the world. Purchasing carbon credits from such projects enables them to scale, financing further emissions reductions and catalysing wider impacts.

 

Agricultural, Forestry and Landscapes

Agriculture Forestry Landscapes

Forests represent one of the largest, most cost-effective climate solutions available today, and are essential to achieve the SDGs. Through carbon finance our clients support projects which conserve and restore forests around the world. Their programmes enable them to take action on climate change, build resilience and support communities in the supply chains and operations of their business, and engage their staff and customers through high impact action.

Forest carbon projects align with 14 of the SDGs, including improving food security, supporting income diversification, providing access to education and jobs, building community infrastructure, and enhancing health and well-being.

Our forest carbon projects include Reforestation, Improved Forest Management (IFM) and Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+).

Example project: Acre Amazonian Rainforest Conservation

 

Household Devices

Household Devices

From solar cookers in southeast China, to solar water heating in remote areas of India and biogas recovery in Vietnam, carbon finance projects which make use of household devices directly impact the communities they serve by improving the lives of families.

As an example, cookstove projects reduce emissions by improving the efficiency of cookstoves traditionally used in rural areas of developing countries, meaning that less fuel is used for cooking and therefore less carbon is produced. Such carbon projects readily support multiple SDGs as the decrease in fuel use can reduce pressure on local biodiversity, improve family health by reducing exposure to indoor air pollution, and unlock time and resources for the primary household cook, typically a woman, to instead spend on the household, education, or entrepreneurial activities.

Example project: Kenya Improved Cookstoves

 

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

By investing in carbon finance projects that support solar, wind, and other renewable energy generation, businesses can report a verified emission reduction while contributing to the displacement of grid electricity which would have otherwise been drawn primarily from fossil fuel power stations.

In India, for example, carbon finance is essential to the government’s green growth agenda and to achieving the country’s installed renewable capacity target of 175GW by 2022. Carbon finance projects such as these often support surrounding communities through job creation and improvements to energy access.

Example project: West India Wind Power

 

Resource Recovery

Resource recovery projects typically convert biomass or gas, which would have otherwise become a waste product from agricultural activities or landfill sites, into an energy source.

Example project: Kitambar Renewable Biomass Fuel Switch