Forest Carbon Experience

The forest protection agenda in recent times has been dominated by the potential for carbon markets to provide the financial mechanism to protect forests. Progress has however been hampered as there are a range of concerns, as well as conceptual and implementation issues, to be overcome before the carbon markets are able to provide the finance required to reduce deforestation rates at the scale required. PwC has a deep understanding of these concerns and issues; examples of our engagement with these issues include:

  • PwC is a member of the Forestry Working Group of the Carbon Markets Investors Association (CMIA)
  • PwC is a member of the Land Use Working Group of the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)
  • PwC has played a central role in The Forests Dialogue (TFD) initiative to develop a framework for REDD financing and implementation
  • We are active members of The Conservation Finance Alliance (CFA)
  • PwC specialists are significant contributors to ‘The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity’ – a major G8 + 5 initiative that is due to launch its next series of papers in 2010
  • PwC sits on the Sustainable Forest Products Industry Working Group (SFPI) of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

We also have strong links with the scientific community and institutions with access to data of relevance, and can list amongst our clients many of the world’s leading conservation groups (e.g. WWF, World Land Trust, Royal Society for Protection of Birds and many more).

Download our Forest Carbon Experience booklet to read more about our recent Forest Carbon related projects with clients around the world.