ECO Natural Forest Standard

The Natural Forest Standard aims to:

The key features of the NFS are:

The NFS is designed to mobilise resources for the conservation and restoration of natural forests in ways that benefit local and indigenous communities as well as ensuring there is no net loss of biodiversity in the project areas.

The functionality of the Standard optimises the time requirements of bringing projects from initial implementation to credit issuance in the most responsive, efficient timescale possible, whilst also keeping the integrity and transparency that are essential criteria to the credibility of the Standard.

The ECO NFS is unique in its design as it has the project-developers needs in mind, whilst incorporating the integrity of stringent eligibility criteria with efficient third party validation and verification processes.