Become a carbon farmer
With the Zero Carbon bill, the Aotearoa-New Zealand carbon reduction commitment under the Paris Agreement and increased awareness about climate change, the demand for carbon credits from native forest is hugely outstripping supply. ekos is pioneering the use of carbon credits to fund the establishment of indigenous forest at scale through our Nature Carbon Programme.
If you are a landowner wanting to establish native forest for erosion control, waterways protection, or have marginal farmland that may deliver better returns from carbon farming - we want to hear from you.
Our forest carbon project development process works like this:
Step 1 - Eligibility Assessment
We check the potential project site for eligibility under the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme.
Step 2 - pre-feasibility study
We provide you a report showing initial estimates of carbon credit production potential (capital required, internal rate of return, net present value) and details of the ekos Nature Investment Model.
Step 3 - Project Development
Detailed scoping and due diligence, including site visit. We provide you with a Project Description Report that contains the detailed planting and management plan, human resourcing strategy, scoping seedling supply and planting labour arrangements, budgeting, monetisation strategy, identifying legal instrument of protection, identifying operational protocols, roles and responsibilities.
Step 4 - Project Implementation
Planning moves to planting. Finalisation of project governance, financial systems and legal contracts. The project is registered under the NZETS. Planting and pest control begins.