Putting a price on our natural environment could give Africa the edge
Soil quality is declining, freshwater sources are being exploited unsustainably, the world’s forests...
ACDG’s integrated land development programmes are designed to recognise and unlock natural capital value. The foundation of our approach lies in systematic planning and the optimisation of land-use to deliver landscape-wide economic, environmental and social benefits.
The philosophy guiding our approach has evolved over decades. Thirty years ago, ACDG’s founders conceptualised the notion that underutilised land and wildlife resources could produce attractive returns while restoring ecological integrity. Their company, Conservation Corporation (now &Beyond), grew to become Africa’s leading conservation development and ecotourism group.
Their natural resource-based model underpinned the growth of Sustainable Forestry Management, a global developer of sustainable forestry projects, carbon offset and environmental finance programmes.
Now under the umbrella of ACDG, this team brings together world-leading expertise in the fields of ecology, wildlife tourism, sustainable forestry, natural capital valuation, climate finance and carbon offset markets. This includes accounting methodologies for natural capital valuation, which have become generally accepted today. Our expertise is enhanced through our research and innovation hub forestLAB, in partnership with the London School of Economics and the University of Stirling, enhancing our ability to contribute to climate positive investment and development programmes in Africa.
Our multi-disciplinary team comprises experts with deep experience across the sustainable development spectrum.
The Congo Basin – the world’s second largest tropical forest spanning six countries in Central Africa – is considered the most important global carbon...
Our land-use methodology is anchored in the rigorous analysis of current and prospective land-use options, carbon stocks and biodiversity within a pro...
We hold the rights to consolidate and sustainably develop a land area of 731,000 hectares for commercial agricultureGrande Mayumba