Acceptance critera

for project development

EcoAct has a growing portfolio of projects, with more than 50 projects at various levels of maturity. Overall, the type of projects we are, and will develop, range from the first ever blue carbon projects in threatened coastal areas to forest restoration in highly degraded land and finally to projects aiming to improve access to energy renewable, energy-efficient cooking alternatives and clean water.

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 Interxion: A Digital Realty Company, 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 Low Carbon Label. We are also running a similar pilot for a Mangroves restoration methodology for the Label Bas Carbone, this time in Martinique and Guadeloupe. More recently, EcoAct engaged in the preparation of several pilot studies in Kenya to assess the effectiveness of biochar with our long-time partner, Climate Pal.

Project typeProject size
Forest conservation ≥ 20,000 hectares of standing forest
Land-based restpration≥ 1,000 hectares to be restored
Mangrove restoration≥ 500 hectares to be restored
Agroforestry≥ 1,000,000 trees planted
Improved cookstoves≥ 15,000 beneficiary households
Water access≥ 15,000 water filters / ≥ water kiosks
Renewable energy≥ 10MW installed capacity

Are you interested in partnering with EcoAct to develop your offsetting project?

If your project meets our basic criteria, fill in the form below and submit your proposal.

    • 1
      Download our Project Proposal form
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      Fill in as much as you can and send the completed form along with any other additional documents to [email protected]
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      Our team of experts will evaluate your proposal and contact you as soon as we can.

    Support

    Project Development

    If you are willing to support the projects we develop, EcoAct can help you find the best solution for your Net Zero journey. 

    The steady increase in the demand for carbon credits is driving a rise in costs and shortening supply of accredited projects. EcoAct is tackling this shortage through the development of high-quality offsetting projects and supporting local partners with indirect investment around the world. Climate finance is vital in making these projects possible and we offer clients the opportunity to support project development through different approaches, from upfront investment to securing credits for future issuances. Our team of experts can help you choose the most suitable project/s for your Net Zero journey from our growing portfolio.

    Financing solutions

    for project development

    If you are interested in supporting the projects developed by EcoAct and our social partners, there are three main ways in which you can do this: through upfront investment, off-take agreements or spot buying. Our team can assist you in exploring the different options and finding the right choice for your offsetting strategy.

    Upfront investment

    Through this approach, your company opts for bearing the costs of financing the development, certification and operation of an offsetting project in exchange of securing a long-term supply of credits.

    Offtake agreements

    In this case, an offtake agreement refers to an agreement between EcoAct and our client in which the buyer decides to purchase a set volume or percentage of the credits that will be generated through the project.

    Spot buying

    Clients not willing to bear the costs of initial investment or compromising to purchase credits that have not been issued yet might prefer to buy them once they are generated and available on the market.

    Ways in which you can

    invest in project development

    The steady increase in demand for carbon credits, owing to a growing climate awareness, is shortening supply of available volumes and, consequently, causing prices to rise. Demand is projected to continue to increase as more companies commit to Net Zero targets. This is encouraging the development of new offsetting projects and more leading organisations are opting to support projects in early stages as a component of their offset strategies.

    To this end, EcoAct is not only putting its technical expertise in project development to the service of developers but also facilitating the access and mobilisation of climate finance to enable best-in-class projects to come into fruition. In this sense, EcoAct is investing in project development by financing and seeking for co-investors willing to support the development of new, verified offset projects.

    Investing in project development today can help in securing credit availability and managing price risk for your Net Zero commitment. It also provides myriad opportunities for staff and customer engagement, as well as setting organisations apart from their competitors. Carbon credits generated by a newly developed project can be used for an organisation’s own offset requirements or can be sold to other organisation for their own commitments.

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    Secure availability

    Investing in a project secures the availability of credits in the future and reduce risks such as the short supply the market is experiencing today.

    Lower credit price

    Since the investor bears upfront costs and risk for project development, the average price per credit is offered lower as an incentive. Carbon credits that have already been issued are more expensive as the project developer has had to cover for the initial costs of the developing the project.

    Project investment

    Opportunities

    Sales opportunities

    Due to market dynamics, investing in project development today will give carbon credit holders the opportunity to resell any excess once issued.

    Sense of ownership

    Financing the development of an offsetting project gives investors the opportunity to be involved in the process and gain first-hand experience in offsetting solutions and the voluntary market.

    Why

    choose EcoAct.

    At EcoAct we are driven by a shared purpose to make a difference. To help businesses to implement positive change in response to climate and carbon challenges, whilst also driving commercial performance.

    50+

    projects in the pipe, from ecosystem restoration to cookstove projects

    40%

    of the projects in the pipe are removal projects

    10

    Countries in Africa, Asia and Central America

    Why

    choose EcoAct.

    At EcoAct we are driven by a shared purpose to make a difference. To help businesses to implement positive change in response to climate and carbon challenges, whilst also driving commercial performance.

    280+

    carbon offsetting projects supported across 35 countries since 2006

    152+

    clients offsetting with EcoAct in 2021

    150+

    local partners

    6x

    winner of the Environmental Finance Global Awards

    50+

    projects in the pipe, from ecosystem restoration to cookstove projects

    40%

    of the projects in the pipe are removal projects

    10

    countries in Africa, Asia and Central America

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    Clean Water

    Over two billion people live in countries facing clean water scarcity1. 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 also 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.

    1 World Health Organization (2022): Drinking-water

    Energy efficiency and fuel switching

    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, as well as support the investment of one in Nepal.

    Improved cookstoves intend 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 efficient and therefore use smaller quantities of biomass, reducing pressure on forest resources. Additionally, clean cookstoves reduce indoor household pollution and cooking time, improving the quality of life of its users.

    Together with our partners, we are raising the funds to develop fuel switching and energy efficiency projects across Africa. 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.

    Renewable energy

    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.

    Nature-Based Solutions

    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 impact positively communities and biodiversity.

    Developing and implementing a project

    We support project developers and clients in all stages of project certification, from the design to the implementation of the project, as well as seeking the necessary funding. Our specialist team of experts work alongside an international network of partners and colleagues with local knowledge on the ground to enable deployment of projects around the world and ensure their long-term efficient management.

    Finding a solution for you

    If you are looking to develop or support the development of a project to create impact and manage your supply-chains, and/or build a portfolio of projects, we can advise on a strategy and find solutions to meeting your objectives and needs.

    All our projects can add value by enabling our customers to improve sustainability disclosures, demonstrate pro activity on environment, social and governance issues, contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals, offset emissions and even help to achieve carbon neutrality or carbon positivity when in conjunction with ambitious emissions reduction programmes.

    Our portfolio

    of projects in development

    EcoAct has a growing portfolio of projects, with more than 50 projects at various levels of maturity. Overall, the type of projects we are, and will develop, range from the first ever blue carbon projects in threatened coastal areas to forest restoration in highly degraded land and finally to projects aiming to improve access to energy renewable, energy-efficient cooking alternatives and clean water.

    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 Interxion: A Digital Realty Company, 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 Low Carbon Label. We are also running a similar pilot for a Mangroves restoration methodology for the Label Bas Carbone, this time in Martinique and Guadeloupe. More recently, EcoAct engaged in the preparation of several pilot studies in Kenya to assess the effectiveness of biochar with our long-time partner, Climate Pal.

    Nature-Based Solutions

    EcoAct is working on various restoration and reforestation projects in some of the countries with the largest blue carbon wealth, 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.

    Clean Water

    Over two billion people live in countries facing clean water scarcity1. 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 also 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.

    1 World Health Organization (2022): Drinking-water

    Energy efficiency and fuel switching

    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, as well as support the investment of one in Nepal.

    Improved cookstoves intend 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 efficient and therefore use smaller quantities of biomass, reducing pressure on forest resources. Additionally, clean cookstoves reduce indoor household pollution and cooking time, improving the quality of life of its users.

    Together with our partners, we are raising the funds to develop fuel switching and energy efficiency projects across Africa. 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.

    Renewable energy

    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 team

    of experts

    Our growing Nature-based Solutions team reflects our ambition in project development, currently comprised of 30 members from 8 nationalities and ranging from project development experts to consultants in charge of marketing carbon credits and promoting our projects.

    Our members work in various locations around the world, including those where we are focusing our development efforts. Our strong multidisciplinary and multilingual team is allowing us to expand the geographical and technical scope of our expertise in the development and sale of nature-based and technology-based solutions.

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    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.

    Clean Water

    Over two billion people live in countries facing clean water scarcity1. 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 also 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.

    1 World Health Organization (2022): Drinking-water

    Energy efficiency and fuel switching

    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, as well as support the investment of one in Nepal.

    Improved cookstoves intend 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 efficient and therefore use smaller quantities of biomass, reducing pressure on forest resources. Additionally, clean cookstoves reduce indoor household pollution and cooking time, improving the quality of life of its users.

    Together with our partners, we are raising the funds to develop fuel switching and energy efficiency projects across Africa. 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.

    Renewable energy

    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.

    The first approach taken by our Nature-based Solutions team is to seek and/or respond to potential partners willing to develop a project from scratch or who are in search of technical support to certify projects in advanced stages of development.

    The proposed projects are analysed against a set of strict criteria which align to those promoted by ICROA-accredited standards and best practices identified by EcoAct and Atos through their long experience. The criteria contemplate factors such as the project size, technology, legal framework, financial viability, and country context.

    If our minimum conditions are met, the team engages in a feasibility study phase, which grows in complexity over a period of 3 months to 6 months. During this time, our team will review, with the use of our ©EcoScore tool for project development that assesses more than 30 criteria around 7 main risks categories: financial and political, legal, owner experience, reputation, social and environmental and certification. On-site audits are a central component of our enhanced due diligence, a fundamental complement to off-site analyses. They are conducted by EcoAct in several stages, to the extent possible.

    Once and if we have decided to move forward with the development of this project, we start co-developing, together with our local partners, the project design and implementation plan, from the action plan to the financial model. Local beneficiaries are at the heart of this process, and EcoAct supports all stakeholders in their local challenges.

    Budgets are designed individually through a bottom-up approach, to identify and deliver on specific needs to fulfil the main project activities, but to deliver co-benefits on improved education, health and water and energy access, amongst others. All of these elements are reported internally in our Project Identification Note and formalised after the closure of contracts between the parties involved. 

    As most projects require additional, external funding, our team will, once the due diligence has been completed, start to present it to potential investors and develop a communication strategy to promote it externally.  

     

     

    At this stage, the team proceeds to support our partners in the certification process. The initial phase includes the development of the Project Design Document, which describes all the project activities, including details related to the emissions reductions or removals, and the parameters to measure the co-benefits, which will be monitored throughout the project lifetime.

    Upon completion, and once project activities have started on the ground, the project is registered and validated externally by a verification body, approved by the chosen voluntary standard. Once approved, a validation report is issued, certifying it as a carbon offsetting project.

    Over the course of the project lifetime, which lasts around 15-30 years depending on the methodology applied, EcoAct will continuosly pilot the implementation of project activities and ensure the periodical monitoring and verification process to issue carbon credits.

    EcoAct will present the project to potential clients throughout its lifetime, including at feasibility stages for investment opportunities, and boost its marketing and communication to ensure maximum reach.

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    EcoAct supports the monitoring and verification of the certified project, together with the issuance and sale of the carbon credits generated.

    Over the course of the project lifetime, which lasts around 15-30 years depending on the methodology applied, EcoAct will continuosly pilot the implementation of project activities and ensure the periodical monitoring and verification process to issue carbon credits.

    EcoAct will present the project to potential clients throughout its lifetime, including at feasibility stages for investment opportunities, and boost its marketing and communication to ensure maximum reach.

     

     

    Nature-based solutions

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    Blue carbon

    EcoAct is working on various restoration and reforestation projects in some of the countries with the largest blue carbon wealth, 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.

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    Land-based restoration

    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.

    test space

    REDD+

    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.

    Clean water

    test space

    Blue carbon

    EcoAct is working on various restoration and reforestation projects in some of the countries with the largest blue carbon wealth, 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.

    Clean water

    test space

    Improved cookstoves

    EcoAct is working on various restoration and reforestation projects in some of the countries with the largest blue carbon wealth, 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.

    test space

    Fuel switching and household energy efficiency

    EcoAct is working on various restoration and reforestation projects in some of the countries with the largest blue carbon wealth, 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.

    Clean water

    test space

    Renewable energy

    EcoAct is working on various restoration and reforestation projects in some of the countries with the largest blue carbon wealth, 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.

    test space

    Blue Carbon

    EcoAct is working on various restoration and reforestation projects in some of the countries with the largest blue carbon wealth, 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.

    test space

    Land-based restoration

    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.
    test space

    REDD+

    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.

    test space

    Over two billion people live in countries facing clean water scarcity1. 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 also 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.

    1 World Health Organization (2022): Drinking-water

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    Improved cookstoves

    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, as well as support the investment of one in Nepal.

    Improved cookstoves intend 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 efficient and therefore use smaller quantities of biomass, reducing pressure on forest resources. Additionally, clean cookstoves reduce indoor household pollution and cooking time, improving the quality of life of its users.

    test space

    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.

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    280+

    carbon offsetting projects supported across 35 countries since 2006

    152+

    clients offsetting with EcoAct in 2021

    150+

    local partners

    6x

    winner of the Environmental Finance Global Awards

    Expertise

    for project developers

    If you are looking to develop an offsetting project, EcoAct can support the development, certification, monitoring and financing.

    Project development is complex and can be daunting at first, but EcoAct can support you in every critical step. Whether you need help in the development and certification of the project, or in raising the required funds, EcoAct offers a wide range of services, and we can help you find the most suitable solution.

    With more than 15 years of working in project development, EcoAct has vast experience in the carbon market and has helped over hundreds of clients support high-quality offsetting projects. Over the years, EcoAct has developed projects that range from restoring ecosystems to providing new sources of fuel and household energy technologies all over the world. Recently, EcoAct recognises the importance of scaling up the supply of offset projects through project development and is currently working with partners to develop ground-breaking projects that aim to protect the strongest carbon sinks in the world as well as tackle the most pressing climate challenges.

    Acceptance critera

    for project development

    EcoAct has a growing portfolio of projects, with more than 50 projects at various levels of maturity. Overall, the type of projects we are, and will develop, range from the first ever blue carbon projects in threatened coastal areas to forest restoration in highly degraded land and finally to projects aiming to improve access to energy renewable, energy-efficient cooking alternatives and clean water.

    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 Interxion: A Digital Realty Company, 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 Low Carbon Label. We are also running a similar pilot for a Mangroves restoration methodology for the Label Bas Carbone, this time in Martinique and Guadeloupe. More recently, EcoAct engaged in the preparation of several pilot studies in Kenya to assess the effectiveness of biochar with our long-time partner, Climate Pal.

    Project typeProject size
    Forest conservation ≥ 20,000 hectares of standing forest
    Land-based restpration≥ 1,000 hectares to be restored
    Mangrove restoration≥ 500 hectares to be restored
    Agroforestry≥ 1,000,000 trees planted
    Improved cookstoves≥ 15,000 beneficiary households
    Water access≥ 15,000 water filters / ≥ water kiosks
    Renewable energy≥ 10MW installed capacity

    Ways in which we can support

    the development of projects

    Our team of experts can support climate actors access climate finance to develop offsetting projects through two main approaches.

    The consultancy approach

    Through this approach, EcoAct offers high-level consultancy services to assist project developers and clients in the early feasibility studies of project certification, until the first and continued generation of carbon credits.

    The partnership approach

    In some cases, EcoAct can invest in the development and certification of a proposed project. In this context, we will be covering the carbon advisory cost (the coverage will depend on the project’s specificities) of every step of the development process. In other cases, we might be supporting the certification process but seeking for external investors to cover the costs of development. In both cases, EcoAct will be marketing the project by creating content to present to clients and promote the project externally through different channels.

    The commercially-only partnership approach

    In the case where you already have the technical carbon expertise and only need investment to develop your offsetting project, EcoAct can raise the necessary funds by seeking potential investors once our in-house due diligence is completed and satisfactory.

      Secure availability

      Investing in a project secures the availability of credits in the future and reduce risks such as the short supply the market is experiencing today.

      Lower credit price

      Since the investor bears upfront costs and risk for project development, the average price per credit is offered lower as an incentive. Carbon credits that have already been issued are more expensive as the project developer has had to cover for the initial costs of the developing the project.

      Project investment

      Opportunities

      Sales opportunities

      Due to market dynamics, investing in project development today will give carbon credit holders the opportunity to resell any excess once issued.

      Sense of ownership

      Financing the development of an offsetting project gives investors the opportunity to be involved in the process and gain first-hand experience in offsetting solutions and the voluntary market.

      50+

      projects in the pipe, from ecosystem restoration to cookstove projects

      40%

      of the projects in the pipe are removal projects

      10

      countries in Africa, Asia and Central America

      The first approach taken by our Nature-based Solutions team is to seek and/or respond to potential partners willing to develop a project from scratch or who are in search of technical support to certify projects in advanced stages of development.

      The proposed projects are analysed against a set of strict criteria which align to those promoted by ICROA-accredited standards and best practices identified by EcoAct and Atos through their long experience. The criteria contemplate factors such as the project size, technology, legal framework, financial viability, and country context.

      If our minimum conditions are met, the team engages in a feasibility study phase, which grows in complexity over a period of 3 months to 6 months. During this time, our team will review, with the use of our ©EcoScore tool for project development that assesses more than 30 criteria around 7 main risks categories: financial and political, legal, owner experience, reputation, social and environmental and certification. On-site audits are a central component of our enhanced due diligence, a fundamental complement to off-site analyses. They are conducted by EcoAct in several stages, to the extent possible.

      Once and if we have decided to move forward with the development of this project, we start co-developing, together with our local partners, the project design and implementation plan, from the action plan to the financial model. Local beneficiaries are at the heart of this process, and EcoAct supports all stakeholders in their local challenges.

      Budgets are designed individually through a bottom-up approach, to identify and deliver on specific needs to fulfil the main project activities, but to deliver co-benefits on improved education, health and water and energy access, amongst others. All of these elements are reported internally in our Project Identification Note and formalised after the closure of contracts between the parties involved. 

      As most projects require additional, external funding, our team will, once the due diligence has been completed, start to present it to potential investors and develop a communication strategy to promote it externally.  

      At this stage, the team proceeds to support our partners in the certification process. The initial phase includes the development of the Project Design Document, which describes all the project activities, including details related to the emissions reductions or removals, and the parameters to measure the co-benefits, which will be monitored throughout the project lifetime.

      Upon completion, and once project activities have started on the ground, the project is registered and validated externally by a verification body, approved by the chosen voluntary standard. Once approved, a validation report is issued, certifying it as a carbon offsetting project.

      Over the course of the project lifetime, which lasts around 15-30 years depending on the methodology applied, EcoAct will continuosly pilot the implementation of project activities and ensure the periodical monitoring and verification process to issue carbon credits.

      EcoAct will present the project to potential clients throughout its lifetime, including at feasibility stages for investment opportunities, and boost its marketing and communication to ensure maximum reach.

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      Project sourcing and evaluation

      Projects and partners are identified, and proposed projects are assessed against a set of strict criteria.
      The first approach taken by our Nature-based Solutions team is to seek and/or respond to potential partners willing to develop a project from scratch or who are in search of technical support to certify projects in advanced stages of development. The proposed projects are analysed against a set of strict criteria which align to those promoted by ICROA-accredited standards and best practices identified by EcoAct and Atos through their long experience. The criteria contemplate factors such as the project size, technology, legal framework, financial viability, and country context.
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      Project sourcing and evaluation

      Projects and partners are identified, and proposed projects are assessed against a set of strict criteria.
      Once and if we have decided to move forward with the development of this project, we start co-developing, together with our local partners, the project design and implementation plan, from the action plan to the financial model. Local beneficiaries are at the heart of this process, and EcoAct supports all stakeholders in their local challenges. Budgets are designed individually through a bottom-up approach, to identify and deliver on specific needs to fulfil the main project activities, but to deliver co-benefits on improved education, health and water and energy access, amongst others. All of these elements are reported internally in our Project Identification Note and formalised after the closure of contracts between the parties involved. As most projects require additional, external funding, our team will, once the due diligence has been completed, start to present it to potential investors and develop a communication strategy to promote it externally.

      The first approach taken by our Nature-based Solutions team is to seek and/or respond to potential partners willing to develop a project from scratch or who are in search of technical support to certify projects in advanced stages of development.

      The proposed projects are analysed against a set of strict criteria which align to those promoted by ICROA-accredited standards and best practices identified by EcoAct and Atos through their long experience. The criteria contemplate factors such as the project size, technology, legal framework, financial viability, and country context.

      If our minimum conditions are met, the team engages in a feasibility study phase, which grows in complexity over a period of 3 months to 6 months. During this time, our team will review, with the use of our ©EcoScore tool for project development that assesses more than 30 criteria around 7 main risks categories: financial and political, legal, owner experience, reputation, social and environmental and certification. On-site audits are a central component of our enhanced due diligence, a fundamental complement to off-site analyses. They are conducted by EcoAct in several stages, to the extent possible.

      Once and if we have decided to move forward with the development of this project, we start co-developing, together with our local partners, the project design and implementation plan, from the action plan to the financial model. Local beneficiaries are at the heart of this process, and EcoAct supports all stakeholders in their local challenges.

      Budgets are designed individually through a bottom-up approach, to identify and deliver on specific needs to fulfil the main project activities, but to deliver co-benefits on improved education, health and water and energy access, amongst others. All of these elements are reported internally in our Project Identification Note and formalised after the closure of contracts between the parties involved. 

      As most projects require additional, external funding, our team will, once the due diligence has been completed, start to present it to potential investors and develop a communication strategy to promote it externally.  

       

       

      At this stage, the team proceeds to support our partners in the certification process. The initial phase includes the development of the Project Design Document, which describes all the project activities, including details related to the emissions reductions or removals, and the parameters to measure the co-benefits, which will be monitored throughout the project lifetime.

      Upon completion, and once project activities have started on the ground, the project is registered and validated externally by a verification body, approved by the chosen voluntary standard. Once approved, a validation report is issued, certifying it as a carbon offsetting project.

      Over the course of the project lifetime, which lasts around 15-30 years depending on the methodology applied, EcoAct will continuosly pilot the implementation of project activities and ensure the periodical monitoring and verification process to issue carbon credits.

      EcoAct will present the project to potential clients throughout its lifetime, including at feasibility stages for investment opportunities, and boost its marketing and communication to ensure maximum reach.

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      Project sourcing and evaluation

      Projects and partners are identified, and proposed projects are assessed against a set of strict criteria.
      The first approach taken by our Nature-based Solutions team is to seek and/or respond to potential partners willing to develop a project from scratch or who are in search of technical support to certify projects in advanced stages of development. The proposed projects are analysed against a set of strict criteria which align to those promoted by ICROA-accredited standards and best practices identified by EcoAct and Atos through their long experience. The criteria contemplate factors such as the project size, technology, legal framework, financial viability, and country context.
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      Feasibility

      On-desk and on-site due diligence is carried out to assess feasibility.
      If our minimum conditions are met, the team engages in a feasibility study phase, which grows in complexity over a period of 3 months to 6 months. During this time, our team will review, with the use of our ©EcoScore tool for project development that assesses more than 30 criteria around 7 main risks categories: financial and political, legal, owner experience, reputation, social and environmental and certification. On-site audits are a central component of our enhanced due diligence, a fundamental complement to off-site analyses. They are conducted by EcoAct in several stages, to the extent possible.
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      Project sourcing and evaluation

      Projects and partners are identified, and proposed projects are assessed against a set of strict criteria.
      Once and if we have decided to move forward with the development of this project, we start co-developing, together with our local partners, the project design and implementation plan, from the action plan to the financial model. Local beneficiaries are at the heart of this process, and EcoAct supports all stakeholders in their local challenges. Budgets are designed individually through a bottom-up approach, to identify and deliver on specific needs to fulfil the main project activities, but to deliver co-benefits on improved education, health and water and energy access, amongst others. All of these elements are reported internally in our Project Identification Note and formalised after the closure of contracts between the parties involved. As most projects require additional, external funding, our team will, once the due diligence has been completed, start to present it to potential investors and develop a communication strategy to promote it externally.
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      Implementation

      Advanced documents required for the certification of the project, including the Project Design Document, are developed. The proposed project is validated by an external party and registered once completed.
      At this stage, the team proceeds to support our partners in the certification process. The initial phase includes the development of the Project Design Document, which describes all the project activities, including details related to the emissions reductions or removals, and the parameters to measure the co-benefits, which will be monitored throughout the project lifetime. Upon completion, and once project activities have started on the ground, the project is registered and validated externally by a verification body, approved by the chosen voluntary standard. Once approved, a validation report is issued, certifying it as a carbon offsetting project.
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      Operation

      EcoAct supports the monitoring and verification of the certified project, together with the issuance and sale of the carbon credits generated.
      Over the course of the project lifetime, which lasts around 15-30 years depending on the methodology applied, EcoAct will continuosly pilot the implementation of project activities and ensure the periodical monitoring and verification process to issue carbon credits. EcoAct will present the project to potential clients throughout its lifetime, including at feasibility stages for investment opportunities, and boost its marketing and communication to ensure maximum reach.
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      Projects and partners are identified, and proposed projects are assessed against a set of strict criteria.

      The first approach taken by our Nature-based Solutions team is to seek and/or respond to potential partners willing to develop a project from scratch or who are in search of technical support to certify projects in advanced stages of development.

      The proposed projects are analysed against a set of strict criteria which align to those promoted by ICROA-accredited standards and best practices identified by EcoAct and Atos through their long experience. The criteria contemplate factors such as the project size, technology, legal framework, financial viability, and country context.

      test space

      On-desk and on-site due diligence is carried out to assess feasibility

      If our minimum conditions are met, the team engages in a feasibility study phase, which grows in complexity over a period of 3 months to 6 months. During this time, our team will review, with the use of our ©EcoScore tool for project development that assesses more than 30 criteria around 7 main risks categories: financial and political, legal, owner experience, reputation, social and environmental and certification. On-site audits are a central component of our enhanced due diligence, a fundamental complement to off-site analyses. They are conducted by EcoAct in several stages, to the extent possible.

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      Contracts are signed with partners and initial documents on the project plan are created. In parallel, EcoAct seeks for potential investors wanting to support project development.

      Once and if we have decided to move forward with the development of this project, we start co-developing, together with our local partners, the project design and implementation plan, from the action plan to the financial model. Local beneficiaries are at the heart of this process, and EcoAct supports all stakeholders in their local challenges.

      Budgets are designed individually through a bottom-up approach, to identify and deliver on specific needs to fulfil the main project activities, but to deliver co-benefits on improved education, health and water and energy access, amongst others. All of these elements are reported internally in our Project Identification Note and formalised after the closure of contracts between the parties involved.

      As most projects require additional, external funding, our team will, once the due diligence has been completed, start to present it to potential investors and develop a communication strategy to promote it externally.

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      Advanced documents required for the certification of the project, including the Project Design Document, are developed. The proposed project is validated by an external party and registered once completed.

      At this stage, the team proceeds to support our partners in the certification process. The initial phase includes the development of the Project Design Document, which describes all the project activities, including details related to the emissions reductions or removals, and the parameters to measure the co-benefits, which will be monitored throughout the project lifetime.

      Upon completion, and once project activities have started on the ground, the project is registered and validated externally by a verification body, approved by the chosen voluntary standard. Once approved, a validation report is issued, certifying it as a carbon offsetting project.

       

       

      test space

      EcoAct supports the monitoring and verification of the certified project, together with the issuance and sale of the carbon credits generated.

      Over the course of the project lifetime, which lasts around 15-30 years depending on the methodology applied, EcoAct will continuosly pilot the implementation of project activities and ensure the periodical monitoring and verification process to issue carbon credits.

      EcoAct will present the project to potential clients throughout its lifetime, including at feasibility stages for investment opportunities, and boost its marketing and communication to ensure maximum reach.

       

       

      The consultancy approach

      Through this approach, EcoAct offers high-level consultancy services to assist project developers and clients in the early feasibility studies of project certification, until the first and continued generation of carbon credits.

      The partnership approach

      In some cases, EcoAct can invest in the development and certification of a proposed project. In this context, we will be covering the carbon advisory cost (the coverage will depend on the project’s specificities) of every step of the development process. In other cases, we might be supporting the certification process but seeking for external investors to cover the costs of development.

      &nbsp In both cases, EcoAct will be marketing the project by creating content to present to clients and promote the project externally through different channels.

      The commercially-only partnership approach

      In the case where you already have the technical carbon expertise and only need investment to develop your offsetting project, EcoAct can raise the necessary funds by seeking potential investors once our in-house due diligence is completed and satisfactory.

      Are you interested in partnering with EcoAct to develop your offsetting project?

      If your project meets our basic criteria, fill in the template below and submit your proposal.

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          Download our Project Proposal template
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          Fill in as much as you can and submit the completed proposal along with any other additional documents in the form provided
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          Our team of experts will evaluate your proposal and contact you as soon as we can.