How adaptive is the Ecological Benefits Framework? To find out, 50 international experts in project development, assessment, and funding served as chief investigators for 24 case studies from around the world. They used detailed question sets to gather a diversity of EBF-related projects from around the world. The case studies presented here demonstrate both EBF’s elasticity and its utility for communities, project developers, funders, and investors.
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How adaptive is the Ecological Benefits Framework? To find out, fifty international experts in project development, assessment, and funding served as chief investigators for twenty-four case studies from around the world. They used detailed question sets to generate dashboards representing a diversity of EBF-related impact projects from around the world. The projects presented here demonstrate both the elasticity of EBF and its utility for communities, project developers, funders, and investors.
Twenty-four projects were chosen to test EBF’s capacity to capture and convey positive impacts for any kind of project in different locations, sectors, and markets.
EBF case studies span across a variety of sectors and markets, ranging from nature-based solutions to plastics removal to community empowerment. Some are funded through innovative market mechanisms, while others are philanthropy-based. No matter how small, remote, or innovative the project, EBF provides the architecture to connect vision and value with capacity and action.
Explore these select case studies to learn how the EBF-enabled projects share their unique stories within a shared and accessible framework.
Launched in 2011 under the umbrella of The Hunger Project, the Majete Reserve Project organizes local communities around the wildlife reserve to increase their food security, decrease poaching, increase health services, create eco-friendly economic activities, and enhance school attendance.
ReSeed fights climate change at scale by financing and incentivizing farmers in the Global South to sequester carbon through regenerative farming practices while equitably sharing revenue. The project also improves climate resilience by strengthening food systems and by securing land for smallholder farmers, allowing them to increase biodiversity.
As a B-corp, Savimbo develops and sells fair-trade carbon, biodiversity, and water credits from indigenous people in the Colombia headwaters of the Amazon River. Savimbo hopes to extend these activities to support land rights, increase literacy, and improve living conditions for the population of one billion people who live in the world’s tropical forests.
The project works with a large camp of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh to replace firewood ovens with efficient cookstoves. Since firewood ovens pollute indoor air and destroy nearby forests, replacing them with efficient cookstoves improves air quality for the refugee community, and provides many additional ecological benefits to the surrounding environment.
Pacific Biochar reduces the threat of catastrophic wildfires in the Pacific Northwest by removing woody biomass from high fire hazard areas. Cogeneration power plants produce heat and electricity from the biomass, and simultaneously create a valuable co-product: biochar. The biochar is currently used primarily to aid agriculture and for carbon sequestration.
The first blue carbon project in the world, Mikoko Pamoja is a community-led initiative that focuses on conserving and restoring the mangrove ecosystems that surround the Gazi Bay in Kenya. The project emphasizes integration of ecosystem health and community well-being, as evidenced by its name, Mikoko Pamoja, which means “mangroves together.”