Become a direct contributor to Niue’s outstanding ocean conservation, resilience and sustainable blue development agenda
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NOW Trust

Niue is a self governed small island developing state (SIDS) located in the South Pacific in free association with New Zealand. Its unique waters are home to globally significant marine ecosystems - like no other on Earth.

Niue is one of the first countries to commit to sustainably managing 100% of waters in its exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Through the Niue Ocean Wide (NOW) Trust, Niue hopes to secure sustainable financing for blue economy development and ocean conservation by launching a first-of-its-kind “conservation credit,” the Ocean Conservation Credit (OCC).

This includes a large scale no-take Marine Protected Area (Niue Moana Mahu) constituting 40% of Niue's EEZ - 127,000 km².

NOW Trust and OCCs are in final stages of development, with launch of NOW Trust and OCCs expected in early 2023. Accordingly, all information regarding the NOW Trust and OCCs provided at this point should be considered provisional and may be subject to some changes​. The NOW Project and public private partnership, which has been successfully operating for the past 7 years, will continue to operate until it fully transitions to the NOW Trust in early 2023​.

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Our vision is to build a resilient, blue economy that reinforces long term ocean protection climate resilience and sustainable development for Niue

As an OCC sponsor,
you will

Make a direct tangible impact on Niue's critical ocean ecosystems and fulfill your responsibility to protect oceans that in return provide value and benefits to all stakeholders from Niue to global communities

Catalyze a shift for Niue and potentially other SIDS towards community-led conservation and sustainable financing

Contribute to nature-related targets and commitments as evidenced through annual reports, MRVs, impact stories and other products highlighting the impact of your contribution

NOW Trust supporters, who are unable to sponsor OCCs, will still have the option to provide direct donations to the NOW Trust endowment and help through other opportunities (e.g., partnerships, technical support).

Funding from NOW Trust and OCC directly impacts

Enhanced ocean compliance and management capabilities

Sustainability, climate resilience and risk reduction

Building local capacity for conservation and sustainable development

Opportunity cost mitigation to alleviate economic impact of conservation

Global partnership

Over the past decade, Niue has been a global leader in its commitments, policy development and action towards our oceans and its resources. NOW Trust in close partnership with the Niue government seeks to inspire and engage stakeholders around the world to play their role in protecting oceans and resources from which we all benefit.

Underpinning resource & ecosystem sustainability

Optimizing its value & benefits back to the Niuean people

Spatial protection & tightly managed marine resource use zones

Are you interested in supporting NOW Trust or sponsoring OCCs?