Project Development

We offer corporates and investors the opportunity to deploy capital to create new projects for future carbon credits or financial returns.

As experienced project developers, working with a wide range of project types all over the world, we offer corporates and investors an impactful way to deploy capital in this complex market, creating new projects for future carbon credits or financial returns.

What is project development?

Project development provides up-front capital to finance carbon projects at an early stage, with the expectation that the project will generate carbon credits in the future. The delivery risk associated with these projects is higher than buying credits that have already been verified or issued, or committing to a forward purchase of credits from projects that have already been validated by a third-party standard.

When corporates seek to break new ground by building projects not available on the current market, or to reduce uncertainty and potential exposure to future price increases, project development is an attractive option. We offer a project development solution to investors with capital to deploy in the Voluntary Carbon Market using high-quality carbon projects that we will originate, manage, and commercialize at best value, to maximize returns.

An unrivalled network of global climate solutions

Climate Impact Partners was created when two of the most respected and experienced organizations operating in the Voluntary Carbon Market, ClimateCare and Natural Capital Partners, merged to form a world-leading solutions provider.

The combined group has been responsible for the reduction or removal of more than 100 million tonnes of CO2e. We have developed new projects in countries including Chile, Guatemala, India, Kenya, the Philippines, and the UK. And where appropriate methodologies don’t exist we work with the standards to develop them. Our comprehensive network of partners provides access to more than 600 projects, reducing and removing carbon emissions across 56 countries. We have global reach, long-standing industry expertise, extensive project development capabilities, and unrivalled experience of working with the world’s largest brands.

By expanding a project to new areas in Kenya we are able to enhance the lives of our tea farmers, empowering them to develop sustainable livelihoods, so they may thrive for the long term, despite the impacts of climate change.
Simon Hotchkin, Bettys and Taylors of Harrogate, producer of the UK’s top-selling brands of tea (Yorkshire Tea) and packaged coffee (Taylors of Harrogate)

Panna: new afforestation opportunity in India

The Panna project is a new high-impact community-based afforestation project in the Panna region of India, designed to deliver long term community benefits, provide high integrity nature-based carbon removals, and enhance biodiversity and water conservation.  

Working with carefully selected local delivery partners and local communities, the project will use carbon finance to plant over 11 million native trees, including fruit (mango, guava), furniture hardwood (teak) and medicinal (neem) on a mix of smallholder private land and community land parcels spanning nearly 20,000 hectares. 

The lessons learned from our decades of working with corporates and investors on project development have led us to design an innovative process to move swiftly from expressions of interest to contracting to enable the second planting season in 2024. Companies looking to secure large volumes of high-quality carbon removals have been invited to apply to the bidding process to express their interest. More information on the project can be found here.

We work with clients and partners to continually drive the low carbon transformation through new projects which reduce and remove emissions, support communities, and restore a thriving planet.

Bamboo Forestry in Philippines

This project plants native giant bamboo on unproductive land through a partnership between a US-based bamboo construction materials company, the Filipino Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and local and indigenous populations.

Solar Energy in India

The SELCO project uses solar products to provide under-served communities in India with access to energy. The Light for Education program encourages children to attend school by enabling them to charge lights at school, which they can then take home so they can study in the evening. Further educational benefits are delivered by solar panels at schools. These are used to power in-class monitors, which are combined with a program of digital education.

Clean Water and Cooking in Guatemala

In Guatemala, water-borne disease has been identified as a national priority. Ceramic water filters are sold to households in rural communities, so they no longer need to boil water, saving time spent on collecting wood, or money used to purchase fuel. Filters are also donated to schools and health centers.

Over the last two decades, we have built a dataset and expertise that enables us to model the carbon, price, and return profiles of project development options. Our long history in shaping the Voluntary Carbon Market has included: