What is REDD+

REDD+ is a proven United Nations initiative designed to give a financial value to the carbon store of forests making threatened forests more valuable alive than dead.

The Investment Thesis

  • The Paris Agreement adopted at COP21 sent a strong message that REDD+ is a critical and prominent piece of the new global climate goal to achieve net-zero emissions. Now REDD+ is permanently enshrined in Article 5 of the Agreement.

  • Governments are rallying financial investment: Leading up to Paris, REDD+ programs had already attracted an estimated $10 billion in international investment and the governments of Norway, Germany and the UK collectively committed another $5 billion for REDD+ over the next five years.

  • Businesses have prioritized their CSR commitments and are increasingly interested in high-quality carbon with co-benefits. Our partnership with the Rainforest Alliance has given us access to over 4000 CSR-focused companies.

  • The International Finance Corporation (IFC) REDD+ Green Bond purchase at $5/tonne in October 2016.

  • California's emissions trading market will include REDD+ offsets at the start of 2018.

  • Technological solutions to mitigate the effects of corruption and improve efficiencies in Climate Smart agriculture.