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ClimeCo Continues Carbonfund.org Mission Toward a Net-Zero Carbon World

ClimeCo Continues Carbonfund.org Mission Toward a Net-Zero Carbon World

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ClimeCo Continues Carbonfund.org Mission Toward a Net-Zero Carbon World

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Boyertown, Pennsylvania (November 2, 2022) –
Carbonfund.org Foundation, Inc. (“the Foundation”), now named Environment Next, Inc., has decided to rebrand its foundation and divest certain carbon offsetting and its Carbonfree certification operations. ClimeCo is excited to announce that it has chosen to continue the Carbonfund name and mission to make it easy and affordable for individuals, businesses, and organizations to reduce and offset their climate impact. ClimeCo and the Foundation, both pioneers in the voluntary carbon market space, have always been aligned in their values and have been trusted counterparties to each other over the years. Environment Next, Inc., will continue as a non-profit organization providing climate change leadership grants to individuals and non-profits globally.

“We have had the pleasure of working with the Foundation for about 15 years,” says Derek Six, Chief Operating Officer at ClimeCo. “The Foundation was one of the first groups to emphasize the potential of voluntary markets to address the climate change problem, and we have admired their mission and impact. We believe the Foundation’s customers will find in ClimeCo an equally dedicated and passionate team. We look forward to continuing to serve the needs of the Foundation’s customers and offer them an expanded suite of solutions, a diverse portfolio of projects, and new and innovative programs like our ocean-bound plastics collection projects. We are also very excited to welcome several members of the Foundation’s team to the ClimeCo family so that previous customers can expect a familiar experience.”

Together, these two organizations can provide substantial support to those who want to positively impact their environmental footprint. Anyone, from an individual who wants to offset their plastic footprint to a business needing renewable energy credits, will be able to create the best solutions to fit their budget and goals.

“On behalf of the Foundation team transitioning to ClimeCo, I am thrilled that we’re joining a highly qualified company with the same enthusiasm and focus for climate change mitigation,” says Linda Kelly, who served as the Foundation’s SVP of Programs and Partnerships and will be joining ClimeCo as SVP of GHG Markets. “The Foundation’s business partners will greatly benefit from ClimeCo ESG solutions, carbon emissions reduction strategy, and Product Life Cycle Assessments. During my twelve years at the Foundation, I’ve worked with the majority of our business partners. My colleague Anna O’Brien and I look forward to continuing and expanding these relationships.”

Along the eCommerce website and current project inventory, ClimeCo will also be expanding the Carbonfund Carbonfree Partner Program, which provides an innovative and flexible way to help businesses calculate, reduce, and offset their carbon footprint. ClimeCo’s ESG Advisory team has extensive experience in assisting new Carbonfree Partners to go beyond what they thought was possible for their sustainability efforts.



About ClimeCo

ClimeCo is a respected global advisor, transaction facilitator, trader, and developer of environmental commodity market products and related solutions. We specialize in voluntary carbon, regulated carbon, renewable energy credits, plastics credits, and regional criteria pollutant trading programs. Complimenting these programs is a team of professionals skilled in providing sustainability program management solutions and developing and financing of GHG abatement and mitigation systems.

For more information or to discuss how ClimeCo can drive value for your organization, contact us at 484.415.0501, info@climeco.com, or through our website climeco.com. Be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using our handle, @ClimeCo.

ClimeCo Partners with YAKOPI and PUR Projet for Mangrove Reforestation Project in Indonesia, Bolstering the Ecology and Economy of the Region

ClimeCo Partners with YAKOPI and PUR Projet for Mangrove Reforestation Project in Indonesia, Bolstering the Ecology and Economy of the Region

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ClimeCo Partners with YAKOPI and PUR Projet for Mangrove Reforestation Project in Indonesia, Bolstering the Ecology and Economy of the Region

ClimeCo’s Nature-Based Carbon Offset Credits to Fund 6,000 Acres of Mangroves in Aceh and North Sumatra Regions Decimated by Aquaculture and Tsunami

Women working on YAKOPI and Pur Projet mangrove restoration project

Boyertown, PA – April 4, 2022 – ClimeCo, a leader in the development and management of environmental commodities, announces its partnership with YAKOPI (Yayasan Konservasi Persisir Indonesia) and PUR Projet for the reforestation of vital mangroves in the Aceh and North Sumatra Regions of Indonesia.

Mangroves sequester three to five times the amount of carbon as regular forests. Indonesia is home to over 20% of the world’s mangroves. In the last three decades, roughly 40% of Indonesia’s mangroves have been lost due to shrimp and fish aquaculture, leaving many former shrimp ponds abandoned and local communities with little access to economic opportunities. The North Sumatra region has lost 60% of its pristine mangroves due to aquaculture, putting coastal resilience, biodiversity, and wildlife habitats at enormous risk. Aquaculture isn’t the only culprit in the loss of mangroves; in the Aceh region, a substantial amount of its mangroves were lost due to a tsunami in 2004.

ClimeCo will fund the reforestation of these mangroves by selling the resulting third-party verified carbon credits and implementing the project through their local partnerships with YAKOPI and PUR Projet. This investment will support gender-equitable employment, ecosystem services payment to local communities, ecotourism business development, and a pilot program for locals to implement silvofisheries- a form of sustainable aquaculture that integrates planting and maintenance and protection of mangrove forests in aquaculture ponds.

The improved livelihoods of the local communities and the long-term success of this mangrove reforestation project are interdependent- with the support of our partnerships, this project has all the right elements to achieve both,” says ClimeCo Program Development Manager David Chen

Participants in the voluntary carbon markets are becoming more aware of the environmental, social, and economic co-benefits of mangrove reforestation/conservation projects, and demand for these carbon offsets is accelerating.

For years, clients have looked for ways to support carbon emission reductions in the oceans.  Mangrove projects offer a locally beneficial, third party verified, registry approved method to do so,” says ClimeCo Vice President, Voluntary Markets Dan Linsky.

Man sitting on mangrove restoration field

ClimeCo has witnessed substantial, diverse, global interest in the purchase of mangrove projects from its carbon offset buyers. Such interest has been expressed during ongoing conversations, and as such, ClimeCo has transacted hundreds of thousands of mangrove-derived voluntary CO2e reductions so far in 2022.

Such interest is grounded in corporate and consulting staff recognition of the charismatic, abundant, substantial, and important co-benefits of mangrove projects. From shoreline protection to habitat restoration, generating new jobs to rebuilding food supplies, the seemingly endless list of mangrove restoration impacts in addition to carbon capture and storage has been very moving to carbon offset purchasers. These benefits represent why ClimeCo has approached this project and so many of its past projects with enthusiasm: These projects are more than just carbon reductions; we are looking to go beyond.

About Our Partners

  • YAKOPI is a local Indonesia group dedicated to restoring mangroves and providing employment opportunities for local women and youth. Directed by Eling Tuhono, YAKOPI are experts and local leaders in mangrove restoration and will be responsible for managing many logistical aspects of the program on the ground.
  • PUR Projet is a certified B Corporation that specializes in designing and implementing agroforestry projects, nature-based solutions, and sustainable supply chain interventions. As an on-the-ground project developer, PUR Projet will manage components of the carbon offset certification, help navigate local culture/politics and advise on reforestation efforts.

About ClimeCo

ClimeCo is a respected global advisor, transaction facilitator, trader, and developer of environmental commodity market products and related services. We specialize in voluntary carbon, regulated carbon, renewable energy credits, plastics credits, and regional criteria pollutant trading programs.  Complimenting these programs is a team of professionals skilled in providing sustainability program management services, and developing and financing of GHG abatement and mitigation systems.

For more information or to discuss how ClimeCo can drive value for your organization, contact us at 484.415.0501, info@climeco.com, or through our “contact us” page at climeco.com. Be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using our handle, @ClimeCo.