As the number-one provider of high-quality carbon credits, we aim to connect landowners to net-zero leaders.
NCX is working with scientific advisors, academics, and other stakeholders on certification of our credits.
Science, speed, and scale are at the core of the Natural Capital Exchange. Just as we have improved quality in forest carbon programs, we are also working to evolve certification. Our certification will use an evidence based system and issue credits only after impact has been realized on the landscape.
Quality and Real Impact at Scale
Remote sensing-assisted inventory methods ensure the quality – and reduce the costs – of verification and monitoring of forests. With this method, forests of all sizes can participate in forest carbon markets. NCX partners with small landowners, TIMOs, REITs, consulting foresters, and universities to ensure no forest is left out of the climate solution.
Delivering Verifiable Results
The use of a ton-year accounting method enables greater landowner participation while allowing NCX to credit upon delivery. Measurements done at the start and at the end of an enrollment year verify the intended climate impact occurred. When combined with our acre-by-acre assessment for accurate baselines, this approach increases certainty for buyers and sellers. We believe this year-by-year method is key to unlocking scale and quality, that’s why we are working with stakeholders to certify the approach.
Collaboration for Innovation
We are leading the conversation on forest carbon to ensure its potential to drive real, lasting climate impact is fully realized. Our relentless focus on evolving our datasets, accuracy of our baseline estimates, and advancement of methodologies with third-party verifiers is helping companies to achieve their net-zero goals with the reassurance of unmatched quality standards.
The Carbon Markets: Legacy VS. NCX
How NCX Works
4 Simple Steps
The landowner creates an NCX account and receives a property assessment. Carbon credit buyers work with an NCX sales rep to define their offset goals.
NCX assesses a landowner’s property for carbon sequestration potential. Landowners enroll their properties. Companies confirm their commitments.
NCX matches landowners and net-zero leaders. Baseline measurements are taken of every acre of property. During the contracted year, landowners defer timber harvests.
Harvest deferral is verified with satellite imagery and ground measurements by NCX staff and third-party verifiers. Payment is issued to landowners and carbon credits are delivered to net-zero leaders.
Latest MediaLearning Hub
Announcing the NCX Next Generation Harvest Deferral Methodology
Quality, transparency, and accountability must be at the heart of how we tap into nature’s most scalable and accessible carbon capture technology. The planet needs it.Learn More
These Trees Were Headed for the Mill, but Then Landowners Chose NCX Instead
Danny K. was interested in finding an opportunity to make money without harvesting the timber on his nearly 900 acre property in Mississippi.
“I don’t particularly like cutting timber, but it pays off land expenses like taxes and upkeep.”Read More
Webinar: Raising the Bar – An Overview of the NCX Next Generation Harvest Deferral Methodology
Watch an overview and discussion with Dr. Nan Pond and Dr. Spencer Meyer. We will introduce our new approach, highlight what has changed, and discuss how this sets a new standard for quality in forest carbon credits.Watch On-demand