Nature for Justice

Because people and nature can no longer wait

The Challenge


The climate crisis is jeopardizing the livelihoods, supply chains, food security, and the health and well-being of over a billion individuals, especially vulnerable communities such as indigenous peoples at the forefront of combating climate change.

Over the next decade, the climate crisis is expected to intensify, potentially triggering the most extensive mass migrations ever witnessed in human history.

The Opportunity

Motivated to support vulnerable communities in tackling the escalating challenges of climate change, we identified a distinctive opportunity to advance social justice. We established an agile and dynamic organization to collaboratively develop science-driven actions with these communities, connecting them with large corporations or other entities seeking climate or carbon-focused solutions.

Nature for Justice (N4J) was founded in 2020 as a nonprofit organization, boasting a diverse and seasoned team with extensive experience in over 70 countries. Our expertise spans economic development, social inclusion, environmental preservation, and the integration of both indigenous knowledge and contemporary science to inform action.

Our Vision

A more just world where people and nature work in tandem to address the impact of the climate crisis.

Our Mission

Mobilize funds and provide the necessary technical resources to leading, in-country organizations working with local, indigenous communities to achieve climate resiliency.

Our Priorities

Advocate for at-risk communities, especially indigenous peoples, confronting the climate crisis
Advocate for at-risk communities, especially indigenous peoples, confronting the climate crisis


At-risk communities seek a secure and just future in the face of climate change.  We aim to provide them with the funds, knowledge, networks and the agency they need to achieve this. Most often, those most affected by climate change have little voice and are often powerless to adopt changes in their favor.


We seek social justice by making  their voices heard, their challenges addressed, and their indigenous cultures and knowledge respected.

Ensure fairness in the distribution of benefits to the local participating communities
Ensure fairness in the distribution of benefits to the local participating communities

Central to our mission is our role to ensure that communities receive a fair share of the benefits that flow from those investing in their communities and that the precedents we set are adopted globally.

In the current environment when funds do flow to local groups, the distribution of those benefits is not always fair to the communities.

We ensure that the agreements between the two parties are fair, timely, and transparent.


Our Approach

Connect these vulnerable communities with financial and technical resources


N4J is one of the leading organizations that can bridge the gap between corporations and funders who seek carbon offset and climate mitigation programs, and local at-risk communities in search of assistance to address climate change.
Employ Nature-based Solutions that promote resilience at the community level

Nature-based Solutions are actions that enable at-risk communities to adapt to the climate crisis in sustainable ways, and that provide human well-being and biodiversity benefits. These actions include restorative agriculture, land and forest management, and coastal habitat preservation, among others.

These actions are viable solutions that N4J knows how to implement.

Improve the organizational capacity of our implementing partners

Our global network of local partners working with at-risk local communities themselves often need technical, financial and managerial support to improve their assistance efforts.  In collaboration with our local partners, we help identify such shortcomings and secure the resources needed to address them.

In this way we improve the probability of success of their initiatives. 

Use quality data for actionable insights and rigorously measure the results

Our data systems are built on the premise that the ultimate value of data is not in its production but rather its use, and that the integrity of the trust-based market system we work in, is paramount.

Our work must stand up to the rigors of transparency, peer review, and industry standards.

Achieve scale through replication and policy development

The magnitude of the problem requires scaling through massive replication of Nature-based Solution programs, along with the support of governments through policies that incentivize and accelerate adoption.

Our local partners are best positioned to advocate for these policies through demonstrated success and community support.

Our Programs

We have already launched programs in various stages of development in 13 countries in North and South America, Africa, and Asia.

See our initiatives here.