Pledge by National Indian Carbon Coalition
National Indian Carbon Coalition Tribal Land Conservation InitiativeTotal Trees Pledged: 55,364,184
Supporting actions: Sustainable Forestry, Avoided Deforestation, Data and Technological Tools, Science and Technical Assistance, Tree Protection through Management, Environmental Education, Conservation Finance,
Formed by the Indian Land Tenure Foundation (ILTF) and the Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC), the National Indian Carbon Coalition (NICC) is a non-profit program that helps tribal nations and individual Indian landowners to develop carbon credits and enter environmental commodities markets through the creation of carbon sequestration projects.
Acres: 250,000 / Trees: 55,364,184
Because tribal nations control large amounts of land used for farming, ranching or forestry, many are uniquely positioned to benefit from participating in the carbon and other environmental commodities markets. The benefits to Indian Country include:
- Additional revenue-generation opportunities from land
- Preservation of tribal land ownership
- Promotion of land stewardship
- Greenhouse gas emissions reductions
- Promotion of soil health, ecological diversity, and water and air quality
- Work with tribal nations, tribal communities and tribal members to help navigate the complexities of the carbon market and choose credible partners.
- Provide unbiased, independent information and data to tribes.
- Use web mapping and satellite imagery to help determine what type of projects are possible on the land and how much economic value the projects have.
- Offer education and guidance on carbon sequestration, management of carbon projects and project feasibility
- Aggregation of carbon projects, which links geographically dispersed activities that reduce emissions in similar ways to streamline the process of qualifying and quantifying emissions offsets.