Conservation International is engaging with BHP to support the company in its efforts to contribute to expanding conservation areas, reducing the rate of global biodiversity loss, and addressing climate change through natural climate solutions (NCS).

To that end, CI and BHP are looking to identify high-quality Natural Climate Solutions (NCS) projects that currently exist or are in development and could be supported by an innovative financing mechanism and benefit from BHP support to catalyze momentum and investment in NCS markets.

To qualify, projects should fall into at least one of the following categories:

    • Avoided Deforestation: land-based avoided deforestation (“REDD+”) or avoided deforestation of coastal ecosystems (“Blue Carbon”), including improved management.
    • Restoration of Natural Carbon Sequestration: restoration and/or reforestation of ecosystems through a variety of approaches, including improved management.

Projects also should be validated and verified under the Verified Carbon Standard (“VCS”) and the Climate, Community & Biodiversity Standards (“CCBS”) or should intend to be intending to do so.

Please click here for the full Request for Proposals to find out more about the criteria, scope, and instructions to submit your project. Proposals are due by close of business on Friday, April 17, 2020 at 5PM EDT.