Businesses should use Natural Climate Solutions (NCS) as a complement to deep decarbonization, increasing their annual contribution to climate mitigation, and positively contributing to nature and people.
The NCS Investment Accelerator is a multi-stakeholder initiative driving investment in NCS emission reductions and removals credits. The NCS Investment Accelerator galvanizes corporates to go above and beyond the internal decarbonization required to meet the Paris Agreement by investing in high-quality, high-integrity NCS credits.
The NCS Investment Accelerator tracks commitments to retire NCS emission reductions and removals credits made by companies that annually reduce their Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions in accordance with science-based targets. Corporates generate a positive impact on nature and people, and mitigate negative impacts on the climate, through their investments in NCS credits.
The ambition is to reach an aggregate commitment to retire 1 Gigatonne of CO2e emissions from NCS reductions and removals per year by 2025.
The NCS Investment Accelerator aggregates the commitments of the following companies.
Their aggregate plans to retire for the period 2021-2025 can be seen here.
These companies have all demonstrated that their use of NCS raises their climate ambition, being used to go above and beyond the necessary internal decarbonization (abatement) required at the level of each company in order to meet and exceed Paris Agreement-aligned goals.