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How can my business support global forests?

Forests represent one of the largest, most cost-effective climate solutions available today, and are essential to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. 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.

An Inside View: Protecting a Forest from Palm Oil Conversion

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A society is defined not only by what it creates but by what it refuses to destroy

John Sawhill, The Nature Conservancy

Delivering reforestation projects in key business locations

Natural Capital Partners works with clients to deliver reforestation projects in locations which are important to their business: building supply chain resilience, engaging staff in tree planting and creating green community spaces. 

In Ireland we are the first Approved Natural Capital Facilitator for the Irish government’s new collaboration with business to increase native woodland in the country – the Woodland Environmental Fund (WEF).  Through our work with Microsoft to plant 130 hectares of native woodlands, the programme is making a significant contribution to the country’s goal of 2,700 hectares of new woodland by 2020. 

In Kenya we support the resilience of smallholder farmers in the tea supply chain through a tree planting programme which helps improve land productivity and delivers new sources of income.

In the Netherlands, a reforestation project near Microsoft’s data centre has enabled team members to participate in tree planting activities and contributed to the development of green spaces for local communities. Have a look at the video on the left to see how the Microsoft team felt about the programme.

More than 1 billion people depend directly on forests for their livelihoods

Forests provide a variety of ecosystem services including water purification and climate regulation

With the support of our clients, forest carbon projects are protecting 3.1 million hectares

With the support of our clients, forest carbon projects are protecting 425 IUCN species

With the support of our clients, forest carbon project activities are benefiting over 840,000 local people

Supporting sustainable livelihoods for forest communities

For forest carbon projects to be successful, local communities must be engaged to decide on the best approaches and highest priorities, leading to the development of alternative livelihoods that are sustainable, economically viable, and help build the capacity of communities. Community development activities focus on:

  • Education: To build environmental awareness and empower communities to take an active role in biodiversity conservation and monitoring   
  • Income diversification: To support the development of community enterprises to reduce dependence on subsistence living
  • Food security: To encourage the adoption of new agricultural practices to improve land productivity and diversify food supply
  • Energy access: To develop local, sustainable fuel sources and provide access to renewable alternatives 

Watch this video to learn how the Madagascar Makira REDD+ project is engaging youths to ensure forests are conserved for the long-term.

Protecting and restoring forests through carbon finance

Carbon finance offers an immediate and cost-effective way for our clients to support projects which conserve and restore forests around the world.

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

To meet international carbon standards, projects must provide assurance against typical forestry project risks such as leakage and permanence, and are monitored on an ongoing basis with independent verification of results. This ensures corporates get precise, robust and credible measurement of the impact of the project.

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