Terraformation Seed to Carbon Forest Accelerator Program 2023

Deadline: August 31 2023

Terraformation Seed to Carbon Forest Accelerator Program 2023

Applications are open for the latest cohort of the Terraformation Seed to Carbon Forest Accelerator Program 2023! Cohort 3 will bring together forestry teams from Africa and Latin America.

“Terraformation is amazing at building capacity in complex restoration endeavors. We get the infrastructure and economic resources to sustain long-term transformation, and also such high-quality training and constant guidance that the project has no other alternative but to succeed.”

Expert Support for Local Forestry Teams

The global teams of science and forestry experts are integrated into local communities, supporting foresters through their most critical challenges.

1. Funding
  • Fund planting costs to get projects off the ground
  • Coordinate forward carbon sales to deliver regular revenue to forestry teams and local communities
  • Develop sustainable business models to eliminate the need for fundraising and grant writing
2. Training
  • Ongoing opportunities to learn best practices from science, forestry, carbon, finance, legal, community impact, and marketing experts
3. Seeds
  • Seed banking solutions to promote high native species diversity
  • See some of our seed bank models
4. Tracking
  • Monitoring and tracking from seed to field for high project transparency
  • Guided support with Terraware software
5. Expert Support
  • Global team of foresters, scientists, technologists, experienced carbon market strategists, and creative communicators ready to help your project succeed
6. High-Quality Projects with Flexibility
  • Focus on native, biodiverse restoration that creates community benefits
  • Opportunity to incorporate agroforestry and sustainable timber harvest
7. Carbon Market Verification
  • Execute feasibility studies and Project Design Document (PDD)
  • Facilitate project verification with top-tier third-party verifiers
  • Connect projects to carbon credit buyers

Benefits for Forestry Teams

  • Software solutions and training for monitoring progress and identifying bottlenecks
  • A free feasibility study to assess your project’s carbon potential ($20,000 USD value)
  • Networking with other forestry teams
  • Pilot capital and additional funding opportunities
  • Infrastructure and technology, like seed banks and nurseries
  • Project design document (PDD)
  • Design for long-term impact (30+ years) and community engagement
  • Development of complementary sustainable business models for multiple revenue streams (carbon credits, agroforestry, silvopasture, NTFP)

Criteria for Application

Our Accelerator is open to forest restoration teams around the globe. You might be a great fit if you have:

Shared values

  • Share our values of biodiversity and native ecosystem restoration

Land access

  • Have long-term access and rights to reforest at least 300 hectares of land

Tropical or subtropical location

  • Our forestry accelerator is designed to support organizations focused on tropical or subtropical reforestation projects and communities only

An experienced team

  • Already have a team with forest restoration experience

Interest in carbon markets

  • Are interested in learning more about carbon market financing

Long-term planning

  • Are focused on restoring forests that last for generations and benefit the environment and communities around those forests

Sustainable business models

  • Have experience with complementary sustainable business models like agroforestry and non-timber forest products
After requesting an application, you will receive a link to apply via email.

Applications received before August 31, 2023 will be considered for Cohort 3.

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