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What is the Ecosystem Restoration Standard?

The Ecosystem Restoration Standard is a new carbon standard designed to measure and verify impacts on climate, biodiversity, and livelihoods.

Next-Generation Digital Monitoring, Reporting and Verification.

We use leading-edge technology to assess and monitor projects across climate, biodiversity, and livelihoods.
This monitoring program provides greater traceability and promotes a more scientifically-driven approach to certifying restoration projects.

Empowering Small-Scale Restoration.

We designed the standard to break down barriers and make certification accessible to inland forest and mangrove restoration starting as small as fifty hectares. In contrast, the vast majority of nature-based projects on the voluntary carbon markets are over one thousand hectares in size.

Climate Finance That Lands Where It's Supposed To.

Our commitment to empowering local communities means we ensure seventy percent of climate financing is channeled directly to the ground. This provides local communities with the financial resources they need in their efforts to restore their lands and livelihoods.

Why a Public Consultation on the Ecosystem Restoration Standard?

The Ecosystem Restoration Standard has launched a global public consultation to gather input and feedback from key actors, including businesses, NGOs, governments, local communities and other stakeholders.

The consultation process helps us to guarantee that the standard is well-informed, practical, and aligned with the needs and expectations of its users.

By engaging key actors and the general public in the consultation process, the standard is more likely to be widely adopted and to have a positive impact on the ecosystem restoration initiatives and projects that it aims to support.

The Public Consultation Process

We initiated a 45-day comprehensive public consultation. The consultation process will now be carried out as follows:


Open Public Consultation

March 21st - May 5th


Review Feedback and Prepare Changes

May 5th - June 30th


Publish Updated Standard

June 30th

Frequently Asked Questions

Why a new standard?

While we’re encouraged to see pilots from leading standards bodies adding digital MRV into existing methodologies, important lessons can be learned by building standards from the ground up. 

We’ve decided to focus on a niche that is under-certified: smaller-scale ecosystem restoration projects. We believe that this will give us an opportunity to refine the standard, ensuring the introduction of next level standards for project certification. 

How do we measure the impact of the Ecosystem Restoration Standard?

By focusing on four key pillars - ecosystem recovery, carbon, biodiversity, and livelihoods - the Ecosystem Restoration Standard supports nature-based solutions that provide verifiable impacts on the planet. Our projects start by conducting a baseline assessment, which allows them to develop an action plan with various objectives for each pillar. Using a range of new technologies, including transect surveys, livelihood matrices, and rapid site assessments, we continuously monitor these different baselines and measure their improvements over time. This model allows our standard to value more than just carbon, providing a more holistic approach to restoration.

What is the purpose of the public consultation?

The public consultation has been launched to gather input and feedback from key actors, to meet the highest Standard requirements while being implemented in a wide range of project sizes.

Who should take part?

The public consultation is open for anyone with an interest in elevating the voluntary carbon markets. 

How can I promote the consultation to my network?

We urge important stakeholders and the general public to share this website across major platforms, such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. You can download accompanying graphics here.