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WHAT IS THE FAIR CARBON PROJECT?

The Fair Carbon project is a collaboration between leading conservation NGOs and other stakeholders to make it easier to design, register and validate carbon projects. 

Nature-based carbon offsets can fund ecosystem conservation and restoration projects and the people who take responsibility for these. 

If carbon income is more accessible and projects follow ethical best practices, then these become realistic alternatives to the destruction of critical habitats for short term economic gain.

SIMPLY PUT:

  1. Make the process more efficient 
  2. Ensure projects are credible
  3. Scale the number of projects

WHY?

  • The current accreditation process for carbon projects is complicated
  • Most potential projects do not have the expertise to do this on their own
  • Accreditation often requires expensive outside consultants
  • Drawing on the experience of our partners the Fair Carbon platform will provide:
    • Guides, instructions, decision trees and checklists to address the four major issues every project faces:
        • LEGAL - Land Tenure issues
        • MANAGEMENT - Governance  
        • FINANCIAL - Funding the project
        • SCIENTIFIC - Conservation Critera

 

HOW?

  • The Fair Carbon platform will guide projects through the process step-by-step
  • Projects can then upload proof of their progress 
  • This is then available for validation by third parties and investors
  • The platform will be a connection hub for projects, validation and accreditation agencies and investors

 

The Fair Carbon platform is being developed now

PROJECT STATUS
 

We are in the Proof-of-Concept phase.  This includes:

  • Developing this platform to deliver project design guides to the field and to permit projects to upload proof of progress
  • This phase is focuses on mangroves and seagrass and is based on the Plan Vivo and Verra standards.  Other ecosystems and accreditation standards will be added.
  • The system will be tested in pilot sites in Latin America, West Africa, East Africa, South Asia and Asia

During the Proof-of-Concept phase the system will only be fully available to the pilot sites.

However, other projects may register a project, view the content as it develops and receive updates as the Fair Carbon system is developed.

THE FAIR CARBON PROGRAMME WILL:
  • Guide me through the steps to design and register a project
  • Help me navigate and resolve land tenure issues
  • Show me the best practice to set-up project management
  • Explain how to collect scientific baseline data
  • Using decision trees, identify what must be done to protect and restore target species and ecosystem functions
  • Connect me to potential funders
  • Allow me to upload proof of progress for validation by donors and investors
THE FAIR CARBON PROGRAMME WILL:
  • Introduce me to projects seeking funding
  • Provide detailed insight into how projects are being managed and progressing
  • De-risk my investment by providing project support and showing proof of progress for independent validation
  • Promote competition at every stage of project development
THE FAIR CARBON PROGRAMME WILL:
  • Introduce me to projects needing my services
  • Allow me to review project performance without the need to travel in person
  • Simplify my work by presenting all the needed information in standardized formats
  • Permit me to approve and certify projects online
THE FAIR CARBON PROGRAMME PROVIDES:
  • Expert advice from experienced practicioners
  • Best-practice data from projects around the world
  • An online platform to access information and upload proof of project progress
  • Access to a global community of conservation projects and funders
THE FAIR CARBON PROGRAMME PROVIDES:
  • Expert advice from experienced practicioners
  • Best-practice data from projects around the world
  • An online platform to access information and upload proof of project progress
  • Access to a global community of conservation projects and funders
THE FAIR CARBON PROGRAMME PROVIDES:
  • Expert advice from experienced practicioners
  • Best-practice data from projects around the world
  • An online platform to access information and upload proof of project progress
  • Access to a global community of conservation projects and funders
Projects
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THE FAIR CARBON PROJECT IS IN THE PROOF-OF-CONCEPT PHASE You may register a project for information only during this phase THIS WILL NOT LEAD TO ACCREDITATION
Read and understand what is required – see MODULES
The Project Manager ONLY should Register the project