Project Design

Project design is the action of creating a well-defined road map of a complicated project according to the requirements of a project design standard. Leveraging a wealth of experience in successful project implementation, we provide services to effectively design project objectives and activities. Where applicable, we create a theory of change model to understand the pathways between project activities and long-term impacts. We are expects in carbon measurement, satellite imagery analysis and carbon accounting.


Project Development

Project development is the action of following a well-defined road map for the first time and making adjustments to the map based on real experiences. We assist our clients in the technical aspects of project development in order to avail our clients' resources for the effective implementation of project and field activities.


Project Design Checklist

  • Design standard. Select and apply a project design standard.
  • Additionality. Justify that the project qualifies for crediting.
  • Project objectives. Define and document long-term objectives.
  • Project activities. Define and document activities that reduce or remove emissions from the atmosphere or create co-benefits.
  • Theory of change. Define a logical road map from the implementation of project activities to the expected long-term objectives.
  • FPIC. If necessary obtain free, prior and informed consent.
  • Stakeholder engagement. Identify and consult with groups impacted by the project.
  • Methodology. Apply methods to quantify emissions reductions and removals from activities.
  • Spatial configuration. Map the project and the physical project elements.
  • Carbon accounting. Quantify projected credit issuance.
  • Non-permanence risk. Quantify the reversal risk of the project to crediting.
  • Project description. Document the project design for third-party audit.
  • Monitoring plan. Define how the project will measure expected long-term impacts.
  • Validation audit. Confirm methodological and design standard conformance.

Project Development Checklist

  • Implementation. Implement project activities.
  • FPIC. If necessary obtain free, prior and informed consent.
  • Measurement. Apply the monitoring plan.
  • Non-permanence risk. Update the reversal risk of the project to crediting.
  • Adaptive management. Revise the design of the project to better fit an evolving reality.
  • Measurement. Apply the monitoring plan.
  • Initial reporting. Demonstrate crediting and co-benefits.
  • Initial verification audit. Confirm crediting and co-benefits.