The CNSF Carbon Fund
The CNSF Carbon Fund provides a balanced portfolio of projects which have been chosen to maximize the impact of your investment.
Our balanced project portfolio is designed to make a difference
offset through our carbon fund
Nicaforest High Impact Reforestation Program
The Nicaforest Program has 490 hectares of land under management and aims to contribute to the creation of a sustainable value-chain by working closely with local landowners in a Shared Benefit Scheme. The program plants teak and other valuable species for future timber production and added-value wood production as well as other measures aimed at increasing resilience in the local municipalities.
Community driven reforestation
Empowering women & securing families
20 MW Biomass Power Project in Chhattisgarh, India
Godawari Power and Ispat Limited (GPIL) has installed a 20 MW biomass based power project that generates electricity using rice husks from local communities. By using a renewable fuel, this project reduces local waste whilst reducing emissions by replacing fossil fuel intensive based power generation.
Emissions Reductions from PET Recycling, Romania
This project is in line with specific UN requirements because it contributes to local environmental sustainability, since recycling instead of using material from virgin inputs decreases the overall energy use, CO2 emissions and environmental burden caused by natural resources extraction. At the same time, PET waste recycling reduces the amount of waste to be disposed in the landfill.
Making a real difference
Protecting our rainforests
Ceará Renewable Energy Project, Brazil
Based in a region prone to poverty and severe drought, this initiative tackles one of the major causes of deforestation in Brazil: illegal logging. The Ceará project has switched the fuel used by five ceramic factories from illegal firewood to agricultural and industrial residues. This biomass would have otherwise been discarded as waste, so the fuel switch not only transforms residues into something useful but also enables many local individuals to make a living – or complement their income – by supplying biomass waste directly to the factories.
Renewable energy project, Brazil
Based in a region prone to poverty and severe drought, this initiative tackles one of the major causes of deforestation in Brazil: illegal logging.
The project is located in the Caatinga, an exclusively Brazilian biome, which occupies around 844,453 Km², around 11% of the whole country territory. Despite being rich in natural resources, the Caatinga is one of the most threatened ecosystems on the planet. In a region where the shortage of rivers leads to less access to electric energy, native firewood and charcoal account for 30% of the total energy utilised in the industries of the region, which has intensified the local deforestation.
Clean & safe stoves project
This voluntary project provides improved cook stoves within Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world where 98% of families cook using firewood and charcoal.
The Chitetezo Mbaula clay stove uses much less firewood that traditional stoves and is easy and convenient to use, helping households to take that first step away from open fires, which pollute the air both in and outside of the home. The stoves are affordable (USD1-2), made entirely in Malawi, and accessible to those who need it most, mainly women cooking with wood on open fires.