Accelerating tropical forest protection, climate mitigation, and sustainable development

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Enabling Forest Protection

Emergent is a nonprofit dedicated to accelerating the speed and scale of tropical forest conservation to combat the climate crisis.

Forests are crucial for life on earth. Protecting the world’s forests represents perhaps the greatest and most cost-effective opportunity to turn the corner on climate change over the next two decades. Nature-based solutions (NBS) have the potential to provide nearly one-third of the solution to climate change, yet NBS receive roughly 3 percent of international climate finance.

Emergent mobilizes large-scale finance for national and sub-national tropical forest and climate protection programs known as Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation, or REDD+.

Emergent connects buyers and sellers of large-scale emissions reductions from jurisdictional REDD+ programs, providing a reliable means of transacting large volumes of high-quality international forest carbon credits while helping to navigate market complexities and policy uncertainties.

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Mobilizing At Scale

The urgent climate crisis requires an accelerated model of change to slow and reverse deforestation. This is why Emergent focuses on large-scale mobilization of finance for national and jurisdictional-level REDD+ programs.

Building on the international climate change frameworks under the Warsaw Framework for REDD+, the Cancun Safeguards, and the Paris Agreement, Emergent provides a market financing and transactional facility to drive large-scale demand and supply of high-quality international emissions units.

Seeded for Success

Emergent harnesses unprecedented environmental expertise and carbon market experience with support from Environmental Defense Fund, The Rockefeller Foundation, Norway’s Ministry of Climate and Environment, Climate and Forest Capital, Good Energies Foundation, Oak Hill Capital, and the David & Lucile Packard Foundation.

How Emergent Works

For Buyers

Access high-quality credits from tropical forest protection
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For REDD+ Programs

Strengthen financial stability for jurisdictional REDD+ programs
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Our Partners

Support high integrity forest protection programs
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