FORESTS AND CLIMATE
Creating value for reducing forest-based emissions and maintaining carbon stocks.

BIOMASS
INVENTORIES

When it comes to carbon forestry,
there’s no substitute for a rigorous and
detailed breakdown of biomass stocks
and growth rates measured directly
within a project area. That’s why we
offer innovative, proven methods and
dynamic training to maximize forest
inventory accuracy while minimizing
the costs of data collection.

  • Ground-based inventories
  • HCS (High Carbon Stock) assessments
  • Drone-based Aerial Surveys

From the dry dipterocarp forests of
Laos to the carbon-rich peat swamp
forests of Indonesia, we work at the
ground level to conduct inventories of
challenging and varied tropical forest
ecosystems.

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NATIONAL &
JURISDICTIONAL
PROGRAM SUPPORT

Carbon forestry activities are
increasingly varied, reflecting the need
to address deforestation at all levels
of governance. We navigate clients
through institutions, standards and
markets that include the commodity linked
REDD+ models critical to
successful forest protection initiatives.

  • REDD+ Feasibility Assessments
  • Land cover, MRV, and REL Support
  • Project and Sub-National Program Development

For almost a decade, Forest Carbon
has continually developed national
and provincial REDD+ initiatives
across Southeast Asia. Our projects
address deforestation across entire
landscapes through policy and
governance engagement, Corporate
Social Responsibility programs that
enhance sustainable business models
and local level interventions that
promote alternatives to forest intensive
livelihoods.

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POLICY
ADVISING

From Ecuador to the Solomon Islands,
the Republic of Congo to Indonesia, we
have advised governments, bilateral and
multilateral donors, and private sector
clients on national and international
climate change policy. We connect
policy development with the real world
challenges of developing REDD+ and
climate adaptation programs.

  • National and Sub-National REDD+ Action Plans
  • International Forest & Climate Policy
  • Green Growth Policy & Strategies

Successful forestry and climate change
strategies can only be realized through
clear, realistic and economically
sensible policies that stimulate change
through both public and private sector
engagement and can be driven through
sustainable market forces.

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MARKETS AND COMMODITIES
Minimizing the impact of deforestation at each step of the supply chain.

FARMERS

Forging crucial, mutually beneficial
connections, we link forward-thinking
agricultural commodity businesses with
smallholder farmers. Understanding the
economic realities of land use in order
to support the uptake of new technical
approaches and agricultural practices
that drive the transition towards fully
sustainable commodity production.

  • Smallholder engagement
  • Implementation of achievable
    sustainable practices
  • Introducing lower impact commodity markets

We stand by the reality that reducing
deforestation does not begin with
restricting access. It must begin
with understanding the economic
realities of land use and those who
use it. Understanding low-carbon, land
efficient and high value commodity
substitutions is a critical first step
towards supplying sustainably produced
commodities to increasingly aware and
demanding end customers.

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PRODUCTS

To truly understand the sourcing of
raw materials and respond to public
demand for products that do not
drive deforestation is one of the most
fundamental sustainability challenges
business will face in the 21st century.
We support businesses in addressing
this ever-present challenge.

  • Sustainable commodity certification
  • Identifying supply chain efficiencies
  • Commodity Traceability

New tools are available specifically for
businesses wanting to identify suitable
lands for commodity production that
reduce or eliminate the loss of High
Carbon Stock or High Conservation
Value Forest. Certification standards
for sustainable commodity production
are now available, further ensuring that
businesses can be publicly recognized
for committed steps taken towards
“no-deforestation” products.

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PRODUCERS

No business can survive without a
self-sustaining natural environment.
We support businesses to adapt their
existing models or adopt new ones
that help guarantee the sustainable
use of resources for current and future
generations.

  • HCS Certification
  • Supporting no-deforestation and sustainability pledges
  • Sustainable sourcing and supply chain
    integration

Within supportive policy and legal
frameworks, we recognize the
transformative power that the
private sector can have in shifting our
economies towards the sustainable
production and consumption.
Businesses at the forefront of this shift
will be the market leaders of the future.

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ADAPTATION AND RISK
Anticipating environmental, policy and business needs for a changing world.

ANTICIPATING CLIMATE CHANGE

A changing climate presents risks at various levels: a farmer's field, the value chain it supplies, the infrastructure required to create end products. Through an understanding of expected impacts and adoption of innovative practices we support local actors, donors and businesses along value chains to plan and become more resilient in the face of adaptation challenges.