Congo, Zambia

The Nature Conservancy

Africa Forest Carbon Catalyst


Africa has one-fifth of the planet’s remaining forests but is losing them faster than anywhere else. Protecting forests is among the most cost-effective natural defences against climate change and, in Africa, will help hundreds of thousands of people earn a better living. Yet to date, there have not been enough reforestation and forest conservation projects ready to absorb the significant investment they need to achieve outcomes at scale.


The Nature Conservancy (TNC), a global conservation organization, developed the Africa Forest Carbon Catalyst (AFCC) to find and refine more of these forest restoration and conservation projects that will slow or, even, reverse forest loss while helping tackle climate change. This TNC initiative gives technical and operational advice, helps build their teams and networks, and prepares them to successfully seek investment.


The Trafigura Foundation supports AFCC programme activities in the Republic of Congo and in Zambia through a two-year grant. The activities focus on enabling conditions and pipeline development for high-integrity forest carbon projects in Africa, ultimately delivering financial returns and livelihood benefits to forest communities and smallholders.


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For forest data reference, please see here.


Two-year grant (2023-2024)

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