Earthly Project Assesment

Going beyond carbon

Demonstrating how a proiect really impacts climate, biodiversity and people

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Example project assessment overview

How does Earthly assess projects for quality and longevity?

The voluntary carbon market is experiencing rapid growth but has historically lacked transparency and sufficient detail about what projects can achieve. An effective, transparent scoring system must analyse issues such as risk, additionality, and permanence of project solutions - in areas beyond just carbon.

Earthly's assessment process allows projects to be evaluated effectively to show their potential to deliver on biodiversity and social impact goals as well as carbon. This means we analyse the detail of benefits in sectors such as health, local employment and education.

The assessment analyses 106 data points, aggregating information from several data partners, including BeZero and Google Earth Engine. It is transparent, scores across a wide range of aspects, and creates a clear methodology for assessing impact.

Partnering with high-quality projects around the world

Earthly doesn't stop at the initial project assessment. We continue monitoring projects to ensure they deliver real impact.

Carbon

We evaluate and track carbon emissions reduction and removal throughout the life of the project

Biodiversity

Biodiversity impact factors in a variety of measures, including endangered species, area protected or restored, as well as ecosystem services.

Social

The People/Social pillar measures how a project benefits its local communities. This can include providing education, training, healthcare, profit sharing, or other benefits.

Project spotlight: Peatland Protection

One of our planet's largest carbon storehouses are peatlands, which store over 500-600 gigatons, second only to oceans. This is an incredible feat, considering that peatlands only occupy 0.3% of the Earth's surface.

Peatlands Project Overview

Our methodology enables you to compare verified and unverified projects that follow different standards and bodies (i.e. Verra, Plan Vivo, Gold Standard). The goal is to compare, fully understand, and communicate the impact of projects, such as the species protection and flood alleviation benefits of mangrove planting in Madagascar or livelihood programmes focused on employment, education, energy, health and equality in local villages of Indonesian Borneo.

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