The opportunity to channel investments to restoration and conservation

Why do we need responsible investments?

In an ideal world, ecosystems and biodiversity would not need money or investors to survive and thrive. But we live in a capitalist Anthropocene and working on channeling funds to good conservation and restoration projects is something we can do now to lessen the impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss. 

explorer.land project presentation stage

We partnered with the NOAH Zurich Conference 2022 , taking place on December 6th-7th, to create the explorer.land project stage. A curated selection of about 30+ restoration and conservation projects will have the opportunity to: 

  • Present to a huge group of more than 300 leading investors, funders, and sponsors. 
  • Network with technology partners, change-makers, and a variety of other stakeholders. 
  • Attend the conference for free.
  • Get featured and promoted before, during, and after the conference.
  • Place info materials, roll-ups, posters, etc., in a designated networking room. 

Application process & presentation format

In order to participate, projects should first build out their map-based project presentation on explorer.land (if they haven’t done so already). We encourage participants to opt-out of using Powerpoint slides and instead tell their project story (or give a virtual tour) using explorer.land. Presenters should also explain how the funding obtained will help to scale their initiative and impact. 

After a round of 3-4 project presentations, a quick Q&A will follow with the audience, as well as a moderated panel discussion. Projects will then have the possibility to present their work in the adjacent networking room via a roll-up and info materials, and speak one-on-one with interested investors.

About the NOAH Conference

What is the NOAH Conference? The NOAH Conference aims to unite digital and sustainability businesses and link them to capital in order to address key climate change and biodiversity loss issues. This year’s conference will run from the 6th to the 7th of December in Zurich. At the 2021 conference, 317 leading investors interested in sustainability attended.  More information can be found on the conference website

Stay tuned

We are still in the early planning phase of the explorer.land project stage but stay tuned for more information on how you can participate. While we work towards system change in whatever way we can, we will continue to support conservation and restoration project visibility and transparency, and project connection to funding and stakeholders.

The mission of the NOAH-explorer.land project stage is to connect funders with high-quality restoration projects.

OpenForests’ explorer.land is a member of the Data Alliance with the following members: Terra One, foris.io, FaunaPhotonics, Eyeplane, Space Intelligence, terraPulse, Bright Data, JuicyData, AlliedCrowds, NatureMetrics, Picterra, WildTechDNA, Endangered Wildlife Trust, Rainforest Connection, Squibbon, OpenForests, Timber Finance Initiative, RSS – Remote Sensing Solutions, Windward, Cybertracker, Cadasta, Foundation, World Data Lab, Glocalities, HD Rain, Skydweller Aero, Maxar Technologies, Asterra, OroraTech, Mongabay, National Geographic, The Guardian, We Don’t Have Time, Conservation International Suriname, Peace Parks Foundation, African Parks, Interholco (IHC), esri, Google Earth Engine, Space4Good, PyroCCS, Pure Holding, Pachama, Open Forest Protocol, Waldklima Standard (Ecosystem Value Association e.V.), Conservation Connect, Rebalance Earth, FLINTpro, WildImmersion, Brainforest, Xilva, Cultivo, Ocell, The Rainforest Company, NOAH ReGen, OCEAN / OCN.ai, Terraformation, 1010 Solutions, Virtual Nation Builders – VNB, Natural Selection / Wilderness Safaris, Plastic Bank, TrueWorld Organization.