What is Pelorus Foundation?
Our mission is to champion innovation and act as a catalyst, empowering individuals and local communities to preserve and protect the world’s wildlife and wild places for future generations.
Our global portfolio invests in forestry, soil carbon sequestration, enhanced rock weathering and technology driven blue carbon. Without investment, emerging carbon removal industries are unable to scale, a responsibility which we all share if we are to keep the global temperature increase below 1.5 degrees, and inextricably combined are high quality nature-based solutions that place the local population at the heart of projects.
Our portfolio showcases and invests in some of the world’s most high-quality carbon dioxide removal solutions. Although we think it’s important to prevent more carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere, physically removing carbon dioxide has a more direct impact when addressing travel emissions.
We support the view that project success depends on the long-term involvement of local people, on their own terms, on their own lands. That’s why we’ve chosen to support several Plan Vivo Standard certified projects which place the local population at the heart of the restoration projects. From co-creation, to arranging local NGO teams to run projects, our Plan Vivo projects give autonomy to communities on the forefront of the climate crisis.
Finally, we wanted our Climate Investment Fund to invest in the development of novel technological solutions that are pioneering new methods needed to reverse climate change. Scaling up blue carbon is predicted to be crucial in the United Nation’s goal to keep global temperature increase below 1.5 degrees. We’re always on the look out for emerging technologies we can include in our portfolio too.