About EP Carbon

Pioneers in Carbon Conservation
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Our Origin Story

EP Carbon has been an advocate for carbon-financed conservation and restoration from the early days of the modern carbon markets.

From our engagement with the Chicago Climate Exchange, adoption of the Verified Carbon Standard, and subsequent development of projects under VCS and the California cap-and-trade markets, we’ve evolved, adapted, and grown with carbon markets.

We don’t own or operate projects, but we provide all the technical support needed for your project to generate carbon credits.

Creativity and Experience

We have created and advanced new project designs, written new methodologies for nature-based crediting, and provided innovative pathways for project finance.

We bring more than 40 projects and 15 years of successful development experience to our clients’ projects.

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Our Projects Reach Issuance

We have a reputation for quality project development based on our record of successful development.

With deep experience in design, development and audit under Standards like ARB, CAR, VCS, ACR, and the Gold Standard, we have achieved global recognition.

We work all over the world, but have particular expertise in Latin America, South Asia, and Africa.

Impactful Carbon Credits

While carbon credits are central to our climate goals, it is important not to lose site of the people and places these projects support.

We collaborate with communities, indigenous groups, and local developers to build impactful partnerships.

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Global Presence, Local Expertise

With our home office in Minneapolis, Minnesota and a distributed team, we have global outreach and expertise. We have staff in North and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia.

Our international approach lets us to design and develop carbon projects from scratch or collaborate with existing teams, and we are always exploring novel avenues in the carbon finance landscape.

Successful Track Record

We were the technical partner on the first forest carbon project verified under VCS, co-wrote one of the early VCS REDD methodologies, and built the first grouped forestry projects in locations like Oregon and Guatemala.

We are proud to have supported more than 40 successful projects that deliver climate and co-benefits.


We work with standards that provide access to top markets for projects around the world.

Verified Carbon Standard
Climate Action Reserve
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Compliance Offset Protocol for US Forest Projects

Highest Quality Development

We strive for quality and integrity in every facet of carbon project development.

We believe that with the right approach, carbon markets can be a powerful force for change.

If you share our vision and would like our help on your journey, Contact Us about your project.