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Business Guidance

Forest Carbon Marketing and Finance

By Phil Covell - Forest Trends
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This chapter is designed to help project proponents and developers build a business case and identify realistic opportunities for obtaining carbon-motivated funding. A strong emphasis is placed on generating project revenues, without which financial tools are meaningless. Then, starting with tools for pre-feasibility analysis, this chapter provides guidelines for business planning and financing the gap that typically exists between early project development expenses and the first carbon or forestry revenues.