Our Forest Carbon Projects
All our CO2 offsets come from internationally certified, community-based rainforest carbon projects in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
These projects were developed as a partnership between Ekos and the following organizations: Nakau Programme Pty Ltd (co-owned by Ekos), Live and Learn International (co-owner of Nakau), Carbon Partnership Ltd, Live & Learn Fiji, Live & Learn Vanuatu, and the Natural Resources Development Foundation.
The projects were all developed collaboratively with the indigenous peoples who own these forests. The main purpose of these projects is to help indigenous communities become resilient to climate-related natural disasters.
Rarakau Rainforest Conservation Project
Southland, New Zealand. Protecting 738ha of coastal rainforest . Producing 2,430 Carbon Offsets annually.
Certification: ISO14064-2 Standard.
Drawa Rainforest Conservation Project
Vanua Levu, Fiji. Protecting 4,120 ha of tropical rainforest. Producing 22,764 Carbon Offsets annually.
Certification: Plan Vivo Standard.
Loru Rainforest Conservation Project
Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu. Protecting 200ha of lowland coastal rainforest. Producing approx. 2,442 Carbon Offsets annually. Certification: Plan Vivo Standard.
Sasaboe Rainforest Conservation Project
Choiseul, Solomon Islands. Protecting 2,407 ha of lowland coastal tropical rainforest. Producing 40,980 Carbon Offsets annually. Certification: Plan Vivo Standard.
The Rarakau project (NZ) was developed by Ekos and Carbon Partnership Ltd in collaboration with the Rowallan Alton (Maori) Incorporation (landowners at Rarakau). The Pacific Island projects were developed by the Nakau Programme Pty Ltd (jointly owned by Ekos and Live & Learn International), Live & Learn Fiji, Live & Learn Vanuatu, and the Natural Resources Development Foundation. Technical support was provided by Carbon Partnership and WCS, with funding from the European Union.