Protecting and restoring forests is inseparable from the need to support the people who depend on them.
This is why Nakau supports ethical and sustainable forest carbon projects that are led by Indigenous landowners. Behind our approach is a vision for a sustainable future of healthy forests that support — and are supported by — strong communities.
To do this work we developed the Nakau Methodology — a purpose-built Pacific rainforest conservation finance program. This approach allows remote communities to protect their forest through conservation projects that have environmental, social, cultural and climate resilience benefits at the core.
Read our new Annual Report to learn more about how these projects work.
We support communities with Ranger training and forest management, and we help set up women-led business groups and official Protected Areas.
We link communities with credit buyers around the world and help remove the barrier to international markets faced by people living in remote places.
We work closely with women and men to ensure traditional knowledge is embedded in each project.
MEET our TEAM
Nakau is a team of technical and community development practitioners. We work closely with our colleagues and partners in-country to deliver high quality carbon projects that are supported by the Nakau Methodology.