Managing Carbon from Investments in Natural Climate Solutions

Implications for investment strategy and portfolio decarbonisation

Large-scale investment in Natural Climate Solutions (NCS) is required as part of the transition to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. As investors seek ways to invest in NCS, they need to understand how to value and manage carbon sequestration as an asset.

In this paper, New Forests provides investors with guidance on managing carbon through greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting for the land sector or through nature-based carbon credits and the intersection of these approaches with emerging net zero standards.

This guidance seeks to support investors’ understanding of how to integrate sustainable landscape management with optimised returns, climate impact, and portfolio decarbonisation.

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