Seed to Carbon Forest Accelerator

Terraformation is launching the world's first biodiversity-focused, carbon-funded forest accelerator.

To support our mission of confronting climate change by restoring the world's forests, we're bringing together forest creators, funders, and experts from around the world to create thriving forests and communities that preserve biodiversity while increasing the global forest carbon supply.
Two women in colorful shawls watering seedlings in an outdoor nursery with mountains in the background.
Photo courtesy of Gary Chapman and Eden Reforestation Projects
Why we're doing this
To restore the planet's forests, meet climate goals, and satisfy growing demand for high-quality carbon credits, the world will need thousands of new forest creators across the globe to plant and nurture new forests.
Our Accelerator will both foster the growth of new forest creation teams and increase the capacity of existing teams so that they can scale up faster and create more fundable projects — all while creating lasting forests and more resilient communities.

Projects with capacity to generate registered carbon credits have much-improved access to funding, so enabling teams and removing the barriers to reaching full-scale carbon projects are core goals of the Accelerator. But our approach isn't solely focused on carbon — creating biodiverse forests and supporting local communities are embedded in our company DNA and drive our decisions about team and project selection.
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A woman with braided hair pulled back into a bun, spreading compost or seed from a red bowl.
Who's it for?

Our Accelerator is open to forest creation and restoration teams of all types and from all locations

Though there are some key characteristics that will make you a stronger candidate. 



Given our primary funding mechanism is "growing" future forest carbon stocks, teams that are well positioned to create large-scale, successful projects capable of generating registerable carbon credits are best suited for the Accelerator.
You might be a great fit if you:
  • Already have a team and experience in creating or restoring forests
  • Have long-term access and rights to reforest at least 300 hectares of land 
  • Are interested in learning more about carbon market financing
  • Share our values of biodiversity and predominantly native plants
  • Want to create a forest project with long-term benefits
    ( >30 years )
  • Are focused on building forests that last for generations and benefit the environment and community around those forests
  • Have experience in complementary sustainable business models (e.g., agroforestry, NTFP, etc.) — preferred, but not required
A man tending to seedlings in an outdoor nursery.
Why participate?

Participation in the Accelerator is free for forest creators and comes with a range of value-added benefits.

The Accelerator is structured in several rounds beginning with a three-month Round 1, and those applicants who are accepted will receive the following core benefits:
Phase
1
  • A free feasibility study to assess your project and its ability to grow into a full-scale carbon project ($20,000 USD value)
  • Training on relevant topics ranging from seed collection to sustainable business models and carbon markets
  • Networking opportunity with other forestry teams
Phase
2
  • Pilot project funding
  • Infrastructure like seed bank(s) and nurseries
  • Project design development (PDD)
Phase
3
  • Additional funding matched to the scale and needs of project
  • Help establishing long-term project (e.g., 30 years)
  • Support for multiple revenue streams over the length of the project

    - Carbon credits
    - Sustainable business models (e.g., agroforestry, silvopasture, NTFP)
The application period ends on November 27, 2022 at 11:59pm HST. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and those submitted past this date will be considered for the next cohort.

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Registration is now open for our January 2023 Accelerator class
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