Carbon finance

By: Carbon One  05-Apr-2012

The ETS places new value on carbon sequestration and, in turn, has created new opportunities for financing afforestation projects.Sources of carbon finance include:

    • Emitters, interested in securing the supply and price of forward NZU streams
    • Plantation forest owners, interested in fixing the price of NZUs for surrender at the time of harvest
    • Banks, lending against long term NZU off-take agreements
    • Investors, seeking exposure to carbon, timber and land based assets

We are actively working with established networks in each of these sectors to pioneer a number of new carbon finance strategies. Contact us to learn more about how our carbon finance solutions might work for you.

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Risk management

While you can claim and sell carbon credits as your forest grows, you will have to surrender credits back to the Government after you harvest; or sooner, if your forest suffers an adverse event such as fire or wind throw. Unpredictable carbon prices mean that if you sell carbon credits today, you might find the cost of ETS surrender obligations exceeds the value of carbon revenue you've accumulated up to that point.