London, United Kingdom: Carbon Neutral Royalty Ltd. (“CNR” or the “Company”) (Private) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an Investment Agreement Partnership with Big Blue Ocean Clean Up, the United Kingdom headquartered non-profit organization with offices in Canada, Australia, and Malaysia (“Big Blue”) for the establishment and conservation of Marine Nature Reserves and co-development of carbon sequestration projects in coastal and marine ecosystems. The partnership will initially operate within the United Kingdom.
- Enhanced Exposure to Blue Carbon Credit Portfolio: A strategic partnership for the establishment and conservation of Marine Nature Reserves which store carbon in coastal and marine ecosystems
- Financing solution: Carbon Neutral, subject to economic assessment, will provide project financing in exchange for the carbon credits generated by each project.
- Long term partnership: A four-year partnership and right of first refusal on all Blue Carbon projects identified and managed by Big Blue
- Significant Scalability: Big Blue runs thousands of cleanups in over 100 countries each year, with offices in Canada, the UK, Australia, and Malaysia
Brett Heath, non-executive chairman, commented, “We decided to partner with Big Blue Ocean Clean Up as one of the world’s leading ocean clean up non-profit organizations. Big Blue has started the process of building new Marine Nature Reserves across the British Isles, and we are delighted to have been selected as the financing partner of choice across all Blue Carbon initiatives.”
CNR and Big Blue will work exclusively to establish and conserve Marine Nature Reserves and co- develop projects that store carbon in coastal and marine ecosystems. Sequestration activities include active restoration, passive restoration, and conservation of intact Blue Carbon projects, including enrichment planting of degraded areas such as seagrass or kelp. Subject to certain hurdle rates and economic assessments, CNR would finance the establishment of each Marine Nature Reserve in consideration for 100% of the Carbon Credits generated by each project.
Blue Carbon, captured by the world’s oceans, represents more than 55% of the green carbon (captured by plants). The carbon captured by living organisms in oceans is stored in the form of sediments from mangroves, salt marshes, and seagrasses. It typically remains stored for millennia, unlike land-based forestry. The ocean is the most effective carbon climate mitigator, circulating 83% of global carbon. Its algae production and mangrove shorelines are vital for contributing to climate restoration and conservation. Mangrove restoration projects have the highest effect on mitigation and maintaining biodiversity, promoting life-bearing ecosystems. They are ten times more productive at sequestering carbon per hectare than terrestrial forests and provide significant co-benefits. Mangroves significantly improve biodiversity by providing a rich habitat for marine and bird nurseries. Fish stocks typically have increased by 50% where mangroves have been restored and directly responsible for improving water quality. Mangroves can stabilize shorelines and guard against erosion, and vegetation cover typically leads to better soil conditions.
Blue Carbon projects generate the most substantial value for financing and carbon income with existing Blue Carbon projects credits that recently have sold at $34/t).
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(signed) “Brett Heath”
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