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Developing Projects

Our core project development expertise is in the land-use, forestry and rural energy sectors. ECCM's innovative Plan Vivo projects are frequently cited as best international practice for combining rural livelihoods, sustainable energy, biodiversity and soil conservation. We have a deserved reputation for making projects succeed.

Our expertise includes:

  • Detailed understanding of the scientific and technological basis of carbon uptake, storage and recycling within terrestrial ecosystems and forests;
  • Wide experience of integrating commercial, social, biodiversity and hydrological considerations into the design of carbon management schemes;
  • Unique expertise in the design of data collection and processing systems appropriate for projects in the land use sector, that often involve a range of stakeholders with different technical and management capabilities;
  • Understanding of the legal, regulatory and tax requirements of projects in the forestry and agricultural sectors;
  • Ability to distil and communicate the essential commercial and policy relevance of technological and scientific advances in this field.

Our comprehensive range of services include:

  • Planning, development and support of forestry and land-use carbon sequestration projects.
  • Designing systems that are compatible with Kyoto Mechanisms (CDM and JI).
  • Working with local communities to alleviate poverty and deliver sustainable rural livelihoods.
  • Setting regional baselines and developing technical specification for forestry and land use activities.
  • Assessing the carbon sequestration potential of projects and sites.
  • Monitoring carbon uptake and storage.
  • Carbon accounting of forestry and land-use practices.
  • Assessing social and ecological impacts of projects.
  • Designing project mechanisms and structures to facilitate carbon and rural development.
  • Training and Capacity Building Major Initiatives:

 


Community meeting
in Karnataka, India

Plan Vivo   Three Conventions Partnership   Low Carbon Projects

Plan Vivo is a system for promoting sustainable livelihoods in rural communities, through the creation of verifiable carbon assets.

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We are working with UNEP and the IUCN to develop a portfolio of projects that generate combined benefits across the Rio Conventions on Biodiversity Climate Change and Desertification.

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We have practical experience of development, implementation and monitoring of low carbon projects. For example, Project Catapult developing carbon asset tools for the eastern European rural sector.

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