With 20 years’ experience and a global network of project partners, we work with our clients to deliver high quality solutions that ensure immediate, positive impact on the world’s natural capital.
Region: North America
Project type: Forestry and landscapes
Grasslands are an important, and stable, carbon sink, frequently described as 'upside-down rainforests' because 90% of their biomass is below ground in the long roots of the grass. These projects, developed with organisations such as the Environmental Defense Fund and The Nature Conservancy, create incentives for preserving this highly valuable below-ground carbon as an alternative to converting the grasslands to agriculture. These areas also provide habitat to many species of flora and fauna such as grizzly bears, grey wolves, badger and swift fox.
The projects make a significant contribution to SDG 15 Life on Land, in addition to SDG 13 - Climate Action.