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South Pole is inviting NGOs to develop nature-based climate action projects

South Pole is inviting NGOs to develop nature-based climate action projects

Deadline: 1 October 2021

South Pole is offering land-owners, community groups, conservation organisations, and other groups who would benefit from climate finance, an opportunity to develop their nature-based carbon projects.

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As a truly global environmental company, with over 350 experts in 18 global offices, South Pole is uniquely positioned to support you in adding a sustainable and supplementary source of income to fund your nature-based projects.

Opportunity for Conservation and Restoration projects

South Pole believes Nature-based Solutions (NBS) need to be a central part of the post-COVID green recovery. We are looking to facilitate climate finance to forestry and land-use projects that protect wildlife, empower communities and create sustainable economies.

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To be considered projects must meet either of the following minimum requirements:

Ecosystem protection projects – minimum 10,000 ha of standing forest or larger than 5,000 hectares of carbon rich ecosystems, such as peat land or mangroves.
Restoration projects – must have the potential to restore at least 1,200 hectares
REDD+ (Forest Protection & Conservation)

The focus is mid and large scale project areas >10,000 hectares of standing forest); or more than 5,000 hectares in carbon rich environments such as peat or mangroves)
Has a well defined and existing management plan for the area (or willing to work with others to develop one if they do not have the technical capacity to do so)
Have well established and positive relationships with communities in the immediate area of the project
General Requirements

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Clear understanding of socioeconomic and biophysical drivers of deforestation
Demonstrable capacity to address these drivers
Demonstrable understanding of local and regional ecology
Land tenure and carbon rights are secured or demonstrable understanding of process to secure
Please note: Maps of the project area (maps file types: .kml, .kmz, or .shp) are required
Desirable: The activities will create/protect habitat of endangered species

Deadline: 1 October 2021

South Pole is offering land-owners, community groups, conservation organisations, and other groups who would benefit from climate finance, an opportunity to develop their nature-based carbon projects.

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As a truly global environmental company, with over 350 experts in 18 global offices, South Pole is uniquely positioned to support you in adding a sustainable and supplementary source of income to fund your nature-based projects.

Opportunity for large-scale nature-based solutions

South Pole believes Nature-based Solutions (NBS) need to be a central part of the post-COVID green recovery. We are able to develop and potentially provide finance to large nature-based climate action projects that protect wildlife, empower communities and create sustainable economies.

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To be considered projects must meet either of the following minimum requirements:

Ecosystem protection projects – minimum 50,000 hectares of standing forest or larger than 7,500 hectares of carbon rich ecosystems, such as peat land or mangrove forest.
Restoration projects – must have potential to restore at least 500 hectares per year for 10 years
REDD+ (Forest Protection & Conservation)

The focus is on large scale project areas >50,000 hectares of standing forest; (or more than 7,500 hectares in carbon rich environments such as peat or mangroves)
Forest management plan has been developed or partner organisation has the capacity to develop one with limited technical support
Have well established and positive relationships with communities in the immediate area of the project
General Requirements

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Clear understanding of socioeconomic and biophysical drivers of deforestation
Demonstrable capacity to address these drivers
Demonstrable understanding of local and regional ecology
Land tenure and carbon rights are secured or demonstrable understanding of process to secure
Please note: Maps of the project area (maps file types: .kml, .kmz, or .shp) are required
Desirable: The activities will create/protect habitat of endangered species

Forest Restoration

Potential to restore at least 500 ha/yr for 10 years
Demonstrable restoration experience which can be built upon and scaled – minimum 500 ha already under restoration management
Forest restoration/management plan has been developed or partner organisation has the capacity to develop one with limited technical support
If the reforestation is in a commercial plantation – would need to either have FSC, or have at least 10% of non-commercial areas for conservation purposes.
Should not be a monoculture plantation.
Should be planted with significant proportion of native tree species
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