Connect with funders and increase geo-transparency
Are you involved in a nature restoration or conservation project? Then apply for the 2023 global call for projects via explorer.land! There are no participation fees for project developers and submitting your project with our simple form is easy and quick.
What to expect
Your project will gain broad visibility and geo-transparency and we will help connect it to the right funders/ investors, such as:
- carbon credit-based funding,
- ecosystem services investments,
- CSR funding, and
- corporate sponsorships.
Your project will be featured in a structured, dynamic database and interactive map, designed following the criteria funders and investors use to sort projects.
Milestones for projects
The 2023 call for projects will run until the end of the year with applications on a rolling basis, with the database delivered to selected investors throughout. Along the way, there will be several promotional events with our network partners. The campaign culminates in a project exhibition and workshop bringing selected projects and investors together at the 2023 NOAH Zurich Conference.
How to apply
There are two simple steps:
1. Register on explorer.land if you have not done so yet. Your explorer.land profile is part of the information needed for submitting your project. In addition to applying for the call, you will get a beautiful project profile on explorer.land. This will enhance your project’s geo-transparency and communicate your story in an engaging way.
2. Submit your project’s funding needs. We invite all kinds of nature-based projects to apply, without any restrictions on project type, size, or financing needs. If you have multiple funding requests, you can submit each one individually. To indicate your project’s financial needs, please complete the form provided below.
Why are we doing this?
Our planet needs more nature conservation. More nature restoration too. Nobody can argue with that. For this to happen, more investments and more funding are necessary. Project developers and project funders need to come together.
But those who fund nature work and those who develop projects spend a lot of time looking for each other; many never find what they are looking for. It is a little bit like going on blind dates to find your perfect partner. And there are a lot of unknowns involved with regard to what each partner wants.
To cut the time needed – and the uncertainties – in this process of coming together, we are happy and humbled to announce the 2023 call for projects together with supporting partners.
What are we hoping to achieve?
An engaging and structured way for different nature-based projects and different funders/ investors to come together. And we are starting with the project side.
In the past, the problem was a different one. The supply of quality nature-based projects was not enough to match the demand of funders and investors. Luckily, the supply has now grown, but many projects do not know the requirements and processes of funders and investors. The same is true on the other side. Actors who want to support nature-based projects, source carbon credits of high integrity, or invest in nature, struggle to find initiatives that match their criteria. With the 2023 call for projects, we are hoping to facilitate this process in a way that works for both sides.
The partnership is still evolving. Partners contribute through direct investment, advice, and connecting projects to their network of funders. Stay tuned for updates on new supporters and further developments.
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