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Tribal forest carbon, filling news deserts, attracting opportunity fund capital, opportunity zone FAQ

September 13, 2018 by Abhilasha Fullonton

(Source: Impact Alpha) Native American tribes conserve forests to cut carbon and capitalize on California’s market. California’s cap-and-trade carbon market has become one of the largest revenue streams for financing U.S. forest conservation and climate action. The majority of forest conservation offsets to date have come from tribal lands. New Forests’ Forest Carbon Partners has financed forest-carbon offset projects for seven tribes, including the Chugach in Alaska, the Mescalero Apache in New Mexico and the Yurok in California. Encourage Capital’s EKO Green Carbon Fund has developed one of the largest forest-conservation projects with the White Mountain Apache tribe in Arizona. Read full article…

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