CI's Carbon Fund was created to implement well-designed, effective and equitable forest carbon projects and in so doing help mobilize the early participation of the private sector in combating climate change.
This is achieved through the development of a strong pipeline of multiple-benefit REDD projects and carbon credit flows, and through the establishment of long-term carbon credit purchasing agreements that will assure the projects' long-term sustainability. The fund seeks to invest in early stage forest carbon projects (both CI and partners) and other forestry-related carbon projects such as efficient cook stoves that reduce fuel-wood consumption.
By building a portfolio of projects, the Carbon Fund will reduce the risks inherent in forest carbon investments by spreading them over a variety of project types, locations and funding sources to the benefit of both buyers and sellers. A portfolio approach enables the Fund to generate economies of scale that result in much lower transaction costs than any single project could achieve, with the cost savings being reflected in increased benefits for communities on the ground.
This approach is unique in the market, offering better terms to both buyers and sellers.
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