We partner to build regenerative forest projects, financed through carbon offsets

We need to reforest our waterways, our erosion-prone lands, biodiversity corridors, marginal farmland, and protect our indigenous forests. We also need rural employment to do this great work. ekos supports this work through forest carbon projects as a pioneer in commercial conservation.

New Zealand Partnerships

  • Rowallan-Alton (Māori) Incorporation - Continuing with our long partnership with the Rowallan-Alton (Māori) Incorporation with the Rarakau Rainforest Carbon Project in western Southland.

  • Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s - ekos is supporting Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s climate resilience policy and financing agenda though forest carbon and climate finance consulting.

  • New Zealand Corporations - ekos is Designing and developing insetting carbon projects for large NZ corporations.

  • Nelson and Tasman Councils - ekos is working with the Nelson and Tasman Councils toward the development of a regional restorative forest carbon programme.

  • Māori restorative forest carbon programme in Northland - ekos is partnering with the Amokura Consortium, Reconnecting Northland, and the Tindall Foundation to support a Māori restorative forest carbon programme in Northland.

  • Ruapehu District Council - ekos is in the stages of early scoping work with the Ruapehu District Council for restorative forest carbon options to build climate resilience and reduce erosion.

  • Chathlam Islands - ekos is working with the Hokotehi Moriori Trust to explore restorative reforestation of marginal farmland on Rēkohu (Chatham Island).

  • Exploring restorative forest carbon opportunities with councils and Maori in Canterbury.

Pacific partnerships

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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.

Vanuatu - Our subsidiary Nakau Programme is partnering with Green Collar, Wattle Creek, and Live and Learn Vanuatu to develop a rainforest protection project on Erramango Island.

Samoa - ekos is working with the government of Samoa to develop a forest carbon programme to protect the water catchment above the capital city Apia on Upolu Island.

Solomon Islands are scoping out new project options to protect more rainforest in the Solomon Islands.

Without investment the start-up costs of a carbon project are often not feasible for landowners or councils alone.

For information on projects currently open to investment please get in touch.