About

 

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. 

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 limited to mangroves and is based on the Plan Vivo and Verra standards.  Other ecosystems and accreditation standards will be added later
  • 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