The Pacific will be among the hardest hit by climate change

Globally we are on the cusp of a major economic transition. The challenge is whether we have the courage to stem rising tides of poverty and climate vulnerability.

Ekos is a pioneer in market-based mechanisms and impact investment for sustainable development in the Pacific Islands. We use carbon markets as a means to sustainable development ends. Our community-led projects deliver multiple sustainable development outcomes underpinned by a forest story: helping rural landowners sell carbon credits instead of logs to finance their economic development and social well being.

We have the first rainforest carbon projects in Fiji, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands, and are scoping a scaled-up model that uses a systems lens to add more projects to national programmes and expand to other countries in the region.

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The Nakau program (co-developed and co-owned by Ekos and Live and Learn International) provides a proven project methodology, disciplined carbon and financial accounting, transparent governance and benefit sharing.

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We use the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) as the frame to work with communities to identify priority target outcomes focusing on self-reliance.

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Our Pacific projects deliver a range of SDG outcomes by providing long-term sustainable income for communities that enables them to retain their environmental assets: No poverty, Zero Hunger, Gender Equality, Decent Work and Economic Growth, Sustainable Communities, Life Below Water, Life on Land, Climate Action, and Partnerships for the Goals.

If you want to help fund these projects through impact investment please get in touch: