Scale Your Net-Zero Goals

Carbon-Smart Companies

To Go Net Zero, Think Globally
and Buy Locally

NCX creates a neighbor-to-neighbor climate solution by connecting companies to landowners in their backyards. Purchase carbon credits through NCX to support American landowners, improve wildlife habitats, and strengthen treasured forests. Make good on your commitment to a net-zero future with verified climate impact.

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The Impact in Pennsylvania

In 2019, we partnered with Microsoft on a pilot to invite Pennsylvania landowners, long excluded from carbon markets, to participate in our exchange. Since the launch of the NCX pilot we’ve scaled across the entire contiguous US.

The Natural Capital Exchange Model

Certification & Methodology
The Natural Capital Exchange approach is based on IPCC science, timber economics, and cutting-edge statistical models. Our methodology increases certainty for buyers and sellers and pays for the climate impact we need today—not the impact that may happen someday, maybe.
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NCX Spring 2021 Cycle

Democratizing access to carbon markets by measuring every value, on every acre, for every landowner, every year.

  • 1.2M Acres
  • 93 Landowners and counting
  • 130,000 Tons of CO₂e removed

NCX for Buyers

Verified carbon credits for companies committed to investing in local communities, channel partners seeking quality offsets, and multinationals pursuing net-zero goals.

4 Simple Steps

  • 01 Order

    Work with an NCX sales rep to ask questions, clarify your procurement needs, and prepare for the next enrollment cycle.

  • 02 Enrollment

    NCX assesses each property’s capacity for carbon sequestration. Companies confirm their commitments.

  • 03 Fulfillment

    NCX matches up landowners and net-zero pioneers every quarter. During the contracted year, landowners defer timber harvests.

  • 04 Delivery

    NCX staff deliver verified carbon credits to our net-zero pioneers.

Values Beyond Carbon

Co-Benefits Quantified

  • White-tailed Deer
    White-tailed Deer
    • Acres of healthy habitat: 295,665
    • Acres of high-quality habitat: 36,156

    Your participation supports wildlife that call forests home, such as the White-tailed Deer. The growth of large oaks, and acorns are an important food source for these Deer.

    In northern regions, enrolled acres of pine and spruce stands provide them winter refuge. In warmer seasons, these forests offer protection against the transmission of lyme disease. Deer are a “reservoir species” for the carriers of this disease, black-legged ticks, which prefer forest edges to thickets. Reducing the fragmentation of deer habitat can reduce the prevalence of lyme disease.

  • The McDaniel Family
    The McDaniel Family
    • Location of Property: Mississippi
    • Acres in NCX: 1,280

    The McDaniel family has been in the forestry business since the 1970s.They decided to enroll with NCX for two reasons: to team up with net-zero pioneers, and to better preserve the wooded sections of their property.

    Their forest provides a refuge from the hassles of everyday life. Via harvest deferral, our exchange also allows them to preserve wildlife habitat for their fellow creatures of the forest, including white-tailed deer.

  • Alabama Forests
    Alabama Forests
    • Tons of carbon offsets sold: 35,808
    • Private foresters with < 400 acres: 50%

    Alabama is home to long leaf pine, tulip poplar, and bald cypress trees—as well as foresters eager to team up with net-zero pioneers.

    For this fulfillment, NCX inked agreements with three timber investment management organizations, two dozen private landowners, and one municipal forester. Landowners from ten states joined NCX for our inaugural fulfillment cycle. The harvest deferrals by landowners and foresters in AL, constitute more than 25% of the carbon offsets secured.

A Forest Carbon Guide

The RISE framework for Forest Carbon

Learn how to move away from the legacy approach to forest carbon projects in order to drive more real, immediate, scalable, efficient (RISE) impact.

Check out “Forests and Carbon: A Guide for Buyers and Policymakers”: our white paper on nature, science, and the importance of getting things right today.

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  • Who can buy NCX carbon credits?

    Wholesale buyers of any type—businesses, NGOs, credit brokers—can make NCX orders.

  • Who verifies the legitimacy of the NCX methodology?

    The NCX methodology is under review and will be verified by an independent, ICROA-approved certification body. NCX field measurements are also third-party verified.

  • How deep of a market is NCX? How much volume is available for purchase?

    Private forest landowners in the US are capable of delivering millions of tons of high-quality carbon credits to the NCX market each year.

  • What’s my next step if I want to participate?

    Get in touch with us via our contact form and our team will share more about the process and our upcoming enrollment cycle.

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