Our Impact

Through our portfolio of projects, Everland helps deliver transformative impacts for Forest Conservation, Wildlife Protection, and Community Development in special places around the world.
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Our Goal is to Deliver $150M in Annual Carbon Revenue to a Portfolio of Projects that will:

 

  • Avoid 25,000,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions each year
  • Protect 3,500,000 hectares of forests 
  • Conserve critical habitats and populations of threatened and
    endangered species including elephants, lions, cheetahs, tigers, gorillas, orangutans and bonobos
  • Provide pathways to sustainable community prosperity, reducing the fundamental threats to forests and wildlife
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Where We are Today

We currently represent pioneering REDD+ projects in the three great rainforests of Amazonia, Congo, and Southeast Asia, as well as the wildlife treasure of Kenya. Together, Everland’s projects:

  • Avoid over 14,000,000 tons of CO2 emissions each year
  • Have avoided 75,000,000 tons of CO2 emissions to date
  • Protect 1,250,000 hectares of precious forest and wildlife habitat
  • Conserve critical populations of wildlife, including forest and savanna elephants, orangutans, ungulates, primates, and jungle cats
  • Help transform the livelihoods of over 300,000 people in forest communities around the world
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Theory Of Change

We believe that the goals of climate change mitigation, forest and wildlife conservation, and human prosperity can only be achieved together, not separately. The mechanism of REDD+ offers our best chance to address these issues in this holistic way, and to act with the urgency that our global emergency requires. As a market-based solution, we can move at the pace of business.

We build deep relationships of trust and mutual support with our buyers and our projects, creating an authentic community joined in common cause — and committed action — around our shared vision of prosperity for people and planet.

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How We Support Projects & Measure Impact

Everland believes that transparency is critical for credibility and trust.

Accurate, credible information about what is happening in the field helps our projects and our buyers celebrate progress and victories, while highlighting some of the real challenges faced daily on the ground.

Everland works with our projects to consistently monitor, evaluate, and report on each project’s impacts. We have dedicated field staff at each project with whom we engage on a regular basis, both to produce regular impact reports for clients, and to receive frequent updates from the field.

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Our Impact Framework

As part of our due diligence process, Everland evaluates each project’s impacts in three impact areas — forest conservation, wildlife protection, and community development — and align each project’s impacts with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

While each of our projects is verified to the Verified Carbon Standard and to at least one Gold Level of the Climate, Community, and Biodiversity standard, we also require our projects to conform to the SD-Vista standard. This enables our projects to make verified claims about their impacts on the SDGs. SD-Vista verification, along with Everland’s regular reporting process, ensures that there is transparency and full partnership between our projects and their supporters on the journey.

 

Forest Conservation

Halting forest loss is critical for mitigating climate change. To do it effectively requires tremendous vigilance, institutional capacity, and effective, sustainable management of natural resources. We evaluate these critical elements when selecting our projects, and ask each project to report on them in a consistent way.

 

Wildlife Protection

Preserving species is essential to maintain life on this planet. Alongside climate change, biodiversity loss is one of the greatest threats we face, and securing the future of endangered species and plants is of great global concern. We evaluate the effectiveness of our projects’ wildlife conservation efforts when selecting our projects, and ask each project to report on these efforts in a consistent way.

 

Community Development

Ensuring the sustainable livelihood of the communities in and around the forest is critical to the durability and effectiveness of conservation efforts. Many ingredients are, in turn, integral to sustainable community livelihoods, including good health, education, gender equality, economic development and jobs, and capable, effective local institutions. How these ingredients come together is unique in each setting, but we look closely at each project’s community development model and impacts when selecting our projects, and ask each project to report on these efforts in a consistent way.

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