We work with landowners to establish a community-owned business that retains the carbon rights.
To participate in a carbon project, communities first need to partner with a local NGO who, along with Nakau, can provide technical support on the ground.
The customary landowner’s forest also needs to be under clear threat from logging or land-clearing.
The area you want to measure for carbon should be more than 500 hectares to make a viable carbon project. Land cannot be high altitude or hard to reach.
Customary landowners and communities need to hold clear and uncontested rights to their land. In the carbon projects we help grow, the land and carbon rights always remain with the landowners.