How we can help with
developing a project.
With 15-years’ experience as a project developer, we have a dedicated Nature-Based Solutions team that can advise and assist you. We ensure the projects we develop adhere to the best international standards, enabling the delivery of robust, third-party certified carbon credits that not only avoid, reduce or remove carbon emissions but also have a positive impact on local communities and biodiversity.
of projects in development
EcoAct has a growing portfolio of over 50 projects at various levels of maturity. Overall, the type of projects that we develop range from the first ever blue carbon projects in threatened coastal areas, to forest restoration projects for highly degraded land and projects that aim to improve access to renewable energy, energy-efficient alternative cooking methods, and clean water.
EcoAct is also looking into new solutions to reduce and remove carbon emissions, supporting the development of methodologies that can certify these reductions/removals, and conducting pilot studies on the ground.
As a future-driven, innovative project developer, EcoAct is also researching into new solutions to reduce and remove carbon emissions, supporting the development of methodologies that can certify these achievements and conducting pilot studies on the ground. In 2021, EcoAct partnered with Digital Realty, Schneider Electric France and the Calanques National Park to launch the “Prométhée – Med” research project aiming to establish the first methodology for certifying conservation and preservation measures for seagrass beds as part of the French Low Carbon Label. We are also running a similar pilot to establish a mangroves restoration methodology for the Label Bas Carbone in Martinique and Guadeloupe. More recently, EcoAct engaged in the preparation of several pilot studies in Kenya to assess the effectiveness of biochar as a low-carbon fuel source with our long-time partner, Climate Pal.
EcoAct is working on various restoration and reforestation projects in some of the countries with the largest blue carbon potential, such as Indonesia, Mexico, India and Kenya.
Particularly, we are focusing on mangrove restoration, as they are powerful carbon sinks. To date, EcoAct has identified and developing projects that aim to restore 10,000 hectares of mangrove ecosystems.
Forest landscape restoration and reforestation projects are vital to restore biodiversity and ecosystem services as well as to foster sustainable livelihoods.
EcoAct is developing forest landscape restoration projects in Africa, including an ambitious plan to plant around 6 million trees in Mount Kenya to reforest degraded areas while enhancing agroforestry practices with local farmers.
The aim of REDD+ projects is to guarantee the long-term conservation of existing forests by reducing the causes of degradation and deforestation, for example by ensuring forest resources are used in a sustainable way.
EcoAct is exploring this climate solution in the Comoro Islands and conducting a preliminary feasibility study of a project that aims to protect 250,000 hectares of delta ecosystem in Kenya.
Technology and community-based solutions
Over two billion people live in countries facing clean water scarcity. EcoAct is working to bring safe water to the communities that need it most through the construction and distribution of water treatment technologies.
For example, EcoAct will implement boreholes in areas where we plan to distribute improved cookstoves. We are also supporting the expansion and certification of a project that is constructing solar-powered water kiosks in rural areas of Cambodia.
EcoAct has extensive, award-winning experience in the development of cookstove projects in Africa. These learnings have helped us to replicate and develop similar projects across the continent and in countries such as India and Nepal.
Improved cookstove projects aim to replace traditional methods of cooking which depend on large quantities of native firewood to function. The alternatives proposed by EcoAct and our local partners are more fuel-efficient, using less biomass and reducing pressure on forest resources. Additionally, clean cookstoves reduce indoor household pollution and cooking time, improving the quality of life of its users.
Fuel switching and household energy efficiency
Together with our partners, we are financing the development of fuel switching and energy efficiency projects across Africa and Asia. Amongst others, we are developing biogas projects that will provide households with biodigesters and others that will promote the use of LED bulbs to reduce energy consumption.
Climate finance is helping develop renewable projects that will decrease the reliance on fossil fuels and alleviate energy poverty by providing clean energy sources to rural communities around the world.
EcoAct is looking into investing in renewable energy solutions, such as wind farms, and is already exploring several proposals to implement solar energy in India.
Our growing Nature-Based Solutions team reflects our ambition in project development. We currently have 30 people from 8 different countries ranging from project development experts to consultants in charge of marketing carbon credits, promoting our projects and liaising with our partners on the ground.
Our experts work in various locations around the world, including those where we are focusing our development efforts. Our strong multidisciplinary and multicultural team is constantly working to expand the geographical and technical scope of our expertise in the development and promotion of nature-based and technology-based solutions.