Why Climate Futures?
We at Climate Futures strongly believe our planet needs our help. As a climate change project developer and portfolio manager we specialize in the global market for carbon credits. We are bringing emissions trading and carbon credits to the crypto-community and individuals who would not otherwise have access to the complex market for emission reductions. With the release of our 1PLANET Platform, we will support climate projects around the world and enable 1PLANET users to reduce their own carbon footprint which will help our planet’s environment.
Climate Futures brings Climate Protection to the Blockchain!
It’s time for the people of the world to take action without waiting for Governments that are not doing enough to reduce the carbon emissions that cause Climate Change. Our 1PLANET platform gives YOU, the PEOPLE, the ability to take action against climate change by directly supporting clean energy and forest conservation projects around the world. 1PLANET tokens represent carbon credits from climate projects which provides tangible utility and value to each 1PLANET token.
Our 1PLANET solution is straightforward: We combine a DIGITAL crypto-token with a DIGITAL commodity (carbon credit) produced by a REAL climate project. Users of the 1PLANET platform can easily estimate their carbon footprint, enabling them to neutralize their unavoidable climate impacts with our 1PLANET tokens. Our portfolio of climate projects around the world consists of high quality projects with positive social and environmental benefits. Our blockchain platform will give users complete transparency regarding which project each 1PLANET supports and which carbon credits were retired (used) to reduce a user’s carbon footprint.
From businesses to individuals, we all need to play our part in caring for the Earth: We only have 1PLANET!
#1PLANET to RUIN
Climate Change Impacts are getting stronger as we continue to burn fossil fuels and emit carbon such as CO2.
#1PLANET to INHABIT
We are witnessing the warmest years on record with unprecedented climate catastrophes, and damage to ecosystems and animal species.
We are witnessing the warmest years on record with unprecedented climate catastrophes, and damage to ecosystems and animal species.
#1PLANET to SAVE!
Our 1PLANET blockchain token gives people the opportunity to support climate positive projects such as clean renewable energy and forest conservation projects that reduce global carbon emissions! Giving the planet a better climate future!
What is the 1PLANET Platform?
By attaching our 1PLANET tokens to carbon credits created by our own climate project portfolio, we tap the power of market mechanisms to incentivize clean technology deployment and to stop deforestation activities around the world. Climate Protection through the Blockchain!
Fight Climate Change & Support Environmental Projects
Reduce the Climate Impact of your Business & Lifestyle
Access the Global Market for Carbon Credits
As more consumers demand climate action by companies, our 1PLANET platform is designed to easily create more climate friendly products and services for businesses to offer consumers. This is accomplished by the tokenization of carbon credits and through the easy embedding of 1PLANET services into other e-commerce platforms with our 1PLANET API.
Our Track Record
The Climate Futures team has been working with climate projects around the world for 20 years and are experts in reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases that cause climate change. We have worked with large and small corporations, government agencies, and multi-lateral institutions. Some of our past clients and partners are shown below.
1PLANET makes it easy to take action against climate change!
We can improve our climate in a better, faster, transparent and more efficient way.
The 1PLANET Alliance
A Growing Community of Partners that Care about our Planet
Token Utility & Generation
The 1PLANET Token – Powering our Climate Protection
1PLANET tokens will power our Hyperledger and Ethereum dual blockchain platform. It is an application-specific token built on top of the existing Ethereum blockchain. 1PLANET tokens will allow anyone to support climate projects that reduces carbon emissions. However, unlike non-blockchain solutions, buyers of our 1PLANET token have the options to bank (store in their crypto-wallet), transfer, or utilize our 1PLANET tokens in the future for offsetting or with partner e-commerce platforms. After each 1PLANET token is utilized for offsetting it will return to our Token Reserve and the corresponding carbon credits from our project portfolio are also permanently retired/burned.
Our 1PLANET platform can also easily integrate into our partners’ e-commerce platforms using the Application Programming Interface (API) functionality.
The Token Reserve will be only be utilized to provide future liquidity to the market if necessary. Please see the whitepaper for details.
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The Climate Futures Executive Team
Our team has been working with climate projects around the world for 20 years and we are experts in reducing carbon emissions that cause climate change.
Founder/CEO - Miami
B.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University & M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden. Jesse has worked with climate projects and carbon finance since 1998, and certified the first Kyoto Protocol climate projects in the world while developing the climate change services at Det Norske Veritas (DNVGL.com) between 1998 and 2005. He founded Climate Futures in 2005 and has experience along the entire value-chain of climate projects and carbon offsets while developing four different portfolios of climate projects.
CFO - Miami
B.A. in Business Administration from Baruch College, NY. Jake is a seasoned finance professional with 20 years experience. Former Vice President at JP Morgan where he managed vendor relationships with over $4 billion in yearly spends. Implemented and integrated software and hardware solutions for tracking and reporting of financial data. He also worked as part of JP Morgan’s legal finance team to minimize exposure and enforce anti-money laundering practices and compliance.
Dan Socek, PhD
CTO - Miami
B.Sc. in Computer Science, University of Nebraska. Ph.D. in Computer Science from Florida Atlantic University with focus in encryption/cryptography. Owner of Cypherensics (cypherensics.com) and long-time contractor for Intel, RealNetworks, and multiple other high-tech companies. He has written a book on encryption and 26 peer reviewed publications mostly on security and encryption topics. He also jointly holds 14 patents with Intel and RealNetworks.
Co-Founder/COO - Adelaide
B.Sc. In Environmental Engineering from Zhejiang University & M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden. Jianguo has worked with climate projects and carbon finance since 2006 as part of the Climate Futures team. He also worked as climate project verifier at SGS (SGS.com). He has experience along entire value-chain of climate projects and carbon offsets, having participated in the development of 4 climate project portfolios over the years.
Our Advisory Board
Aviation Industry Expert
Angela Foster-Rice is an environmental attorney and sustainability leader with experience developing global corporate strategies to reduce environmental risks through innovation. In 2018 she started her own consulting firm, Aerial Consulting, providing support for both companies and not-for-profit organizations on sustainability, climate policy, and strategies for mitigation and resiliency, including work in renewable energy/biofuels, energy efficiency, and carbon markets. She was previously Managing Director Environmental Affairs & Sustainability at United Airlines where she led development and implementation of United’s environmental strategy including environmental policy (with substantial work on climate change policy), sustainability measures, alternative fuels strategy, and environmental regulatory compliance. Under Foster-Rice’s leadership, United because the first U.S. airline to integrate biofuels into every day operations (AltAir biofuels) and made the largest investment in a biofuels company by any airline (Fulcrum BioEnergy). Foster-Rice was engaged at ICAO in supporting the development of CORSIA – the first global measure to regulate aviation carbon emissions. She has held leadership positions in key aviation industry environmental committees including Vice Chair of IATA’s Environment Committee and Chair of A4A’s International Noise and Emissions Committee.
Green Business Officer
Currently a business developer and marketer of Skanska Green Business solutions to clients within primarily the commercial building sector both with new buildings and refurbishments. Marketed and sold the Skanska concept for “Miljonhemmet” for building stock from 60’s and 70’s throughout Sweden.
She was also responsible for green business development in Skanska Residential Development in the Nordics (Sweden, Norway and Finland). Focus areas are green business strategy, road map, product development, training, communication and follow up.
Skanska AB is a multinational construction and development company headquartered in Sweden and is the fifth largest construction company in the world.
Swedish Energy Agency
Former Head of a research funding unit focusing on energy efficiency in buildings, energy intensive industries and renewable energy from forestry. Also on the board of various energy research programs.
Honours Degree in Geography from Aberystwyth University. In 2015 he finally realized his goal to document the impacts of climate change and renewable energy on every continent on the planet, the only living photographer to have done so. In 2016 he self published the book, “Images From a Warming Planet”. The CF website features his photography and our first milestone is to fund his iCommit project to send his book to every world leader and create a platform for sharing climate impact imagery.
Chris serves as the North American Director of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (wbcsd.org) based in New York City. As part of his role, he manages the organization’s relationship with approximately 47 Fortune 500 companies with headquarters in North America and leads the WBCSD’s Engaging Capital Markets program which assists WBCSD member engagement on ESG issues with the Financial sector such as Aligning Retirement Assets of corporates with their values. He has worked in a variety of roles over the last 15 years on climate and sustainability. Most recently he was a member of Ernst & Young LLP’s Americas Climate Change and Sustainability Services practice. He previously was the Executive Officer of the Carbon Trust, LLC, the US affiliate of the UK’s Carbon Trust. He has served on the National Academy of Science’s, congressionally mandated study “America’s Climate Choices” (July 2010) and as Executive Director for North America for The Climate Group and as Head of Swiss Re’s Sustainability Business Development. At Swiss Re, he ran a unit responsible for developing commercial applications to Swiss Re Sustainability as well as government affairs liaison on climate change/GHG emissions issues.
Prior to Swiss Re, he litigated environmental law. He is a graduate with a BA and JD from St. John’s University and attended the Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems at Georgetown.
Dr. Donald Huisingh
Prof. of Cleaner Production
Donald Huisingh is skilled in interdisciplinary education and holistic approaches to defining and solving society’s problems to effective and equitable progress to be made toward Sustainable Societies. He is skilled in course and curriculum development and curriculum evaluation in topics ranging from Sustainable Development, in the broadest dimensions, to more detailed issues such as: toxic use reduction, life cycle thinking, industrial ecology, pollution prevention, & eco-efficiency. He also addresses issues such as the philosophical, ethical, and political implications of improper eco-system management, human population growth and human capacity building. Donald Huisingh is the author or co-author of more than 300 professional publications, audio-video productions and simulations. He is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION and co-founder of “The International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education”. Donald Huisingh was Awarded The Most Valuable Contributions to Pollution Prevention Award in the U. S., in 2008. Awarded the “International Environmental Leadership,” Award by the Banksia Environmental Foundation of Australia in September 2000. Awarded North Carolina State Government’s Public Service Award (Spring 1982), among numerous other awards and honors.
Climate Finance Expert
Gabriel Thoumi, CFA, FRM, consults to Planet Tracker as Director of Financial Markets. He has 14+ years’ experience as a research manager and analyst in debt and equity markets with a focus on integrating scientific and ESG data into financial models to determine pricing signals and asset allocation strategies. For a variety of clients across developed, emerging, and frontier markets, he has led investment research on: corporate governance & fraud, oil & gas, nuclear, water, agriculture supply chains, the transition to a low carbon economy, biodiversity and fisheries, deforestation, labor, and other topics.
Dr. Jeanette Gurung
Gender Equality & Climate Expert
Jeannette’s career has focused on gender equality within agriculture/environment organizations, and their projects. Jeannette has a MSc in forestry from the University of Washington, and a PhD in Gender and Development from the University of East Anglia. She has expertise in certification and standards, monitoring and evaluation, training, research, gender and organizational analysis, policy advocacy and network building. She designed the W+ Standard ™ to quantify and verify benefits to women within projects, through a results-based financing approach, providing ways for companies, governments and organizations to drive and measure women’s empowerment. The W+ won the Momentum for Change Women for Results award of UNFCCC in 2016. Jeanette is currently the Executive Director of Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (WOCAN), a women-led international membership network of women and men professionals and women’s associations. WOCAN was established in 2004 with the objective to address three major gaps that emerge from the knowledge and experiences of sustainable and rural development processes. These are:
- policies regarding gender within the agriculture and natural resource management sectors,
- roles of professional women in implementing policy objectives for rural women’s empowerment and gender equality within these sectors, and
- organizational barriers that obstruct women from realizing positions of leadership and influence to take on such roles.
Joe graduated from Florida International University (1981) with a BS Degree in Biology. Joe Wasilewski is a Wildlife Expert currently working for Jadora International as Vice-President of Biodiversity. Jadora is Climate Future’s partner in the in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) involved in the Isangi REDD+ project. The project is located in a former logging concession of 345,000 hectares and Joe is responsible for measuring, understanding and developing conservation measures for the biodiversity within the concession. Joe is dedicated to conserving endangered wildlife worldwide. In order to do so, it is necessary to understand the complicated cohesion between flora and fauna along with the needs for local sustainability. Any proposed conservation project can only proceed with support from the local people.
Furthermore, he has consulted with the motion picture industry and several national television shows including Pirates of the Caribbean II & III and CSI Miami. He has been appointed to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, as a member of both the Crocodile Specialist Group and Iguana Specialist Group. He is a member of the IUCN CSG Tomistoma Task Force, Bahamas National Trust as well as the Explorer’s Club located in New York City. Furthermore, he is president of Natural Selections of South Florida, an environmental consulting firm. He also regularly consults with natural history productions and national/international news outlets such as National Geographic, Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, BBC, CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, HGTV, History Channel and Al Jazeera News.
Climate Finance Expert
Ken Newcombe has over 35 years of experience in developing financially viable sustainable energy and forestry projects in the developing countries. He was a research scientist in environmental health and natural resource management at the Australian National University, and first Head of Energy Planning and chief executive of the Papua New Guinea Electricity Commission before joining the World Bank’s newly formed Energy Department in 1982. At the World Bank he participated in design and supervision of a new series of energy sector wide ending operations and led the technical advisory team on energy sector investment in Africa In the early 1990’s he led the teams that developed and managed the first investment operations of the Global Environment Facility and the Montreal Protocol’s Multilateral Investment Facility to phase our ozone depleting substances. In the World Bank he initiated and led the first global carbon fund, the Prototype Carbon Fund, and managed the growth of the World Bank’s carbon finance business to a total of eight carbon funds and over a billion dollars under. After leaving the World Bank in 2005, Ken joined management teams in Climate Change Capital in London and Goldman Sachs in New York before accepting the role of building C-Quest Capital as CEO of CQC.
Dr. Stefan Nastic
Dr. Stefan Nastic is a co-founder and CEO of Reinvent OG – a company providing consulting and development services for sustainable Smart City solutions. He also works as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant at the Distributed Systems Group, Information Systems Institute, TU Wien, Austria. Over the last decade, he has been involved with a number of large industrial and research projects related to Distributed Ledger Technologies (i.e. Blockchain), Internet of Things and Cloud Computing, such as a multi-million Pacific Controls Cloud Computing Lab (PC3L). During this time, Stefan has gained an extensive experience acting as project manager/lead, technical coordinator and advisor. He has also been coordinating development of numerous project proposals. During lasts couple of years, he is mainly focused on various aspects of Blockchain – ranging from distributed applications development, technical architecture and advising companies on formulating a comprehensive Blockchain strategy. Stefan is currently involved with several ICOs, where he is mainly serving on advisory boards providing his expertise to support companies during the entire ICO lifecycle. His services include helping design a successful ICO strategy, investor outreach, developing white papers and steering Proof-of-Concept development. Stefan is also an active member of a vibrant Crypto Currency community in German-speaking area.
Dr. Talis Juhna
Tālis Juhna is a Professor and Vice-Rector for Research at Riga Technical University. As Vice-Rector for Sciences at RTU he facilitates scientific and industrial cooperation and entrepreneurship, including establishing RTU Design Factory. He is a Board member of “Green Incubator”, Latvian Cleantech Cluster, and a founder of a successful biotech startup company. He is on the editorial Board of several international scientific journals; has worked as a consultant for industry, and has published more than 60 peer-reviewed papers and books. He was listed among the Top 10 Latvian scientists of 2013 and has been a speaker on TEDx. Prof. Juhna obtained his Ph.D. from Lund University, Sweden. He has received several awards, including New Scientist 2006 from RTU, an award of Latvian Academy of Sciences and JSC Latvijas Gaze for contribution to sciences and ITERA award.
Prof. Wim Hafkamp
Environmental Economist Netherlands
Professor dr. Wim Hafkamp is an environmental economist from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam and currently researching transport, environment, infrastructure and sustainable urban development. He is the Scientific Director of the PhD Program in Cleaner Production, Cleaner Products, Industrial Ecology & Sustainability.
Professor dr. Wim Hafkamp was the dean of the Social Science Faculty from 2001-2005 at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Until the end of 2006 he was a visiting professor at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. Wim Hafkamp is a boardmember of the Nicis Institute and the head of the Nicis College for Urban Innovation. He is also a member of the Economic Development Board Rotterdam, home of Europe’s largest shipping port.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is Climate Futures unique in the emissions trading and blockchain space?
Climate Futures is a climate and environment company first and foremost. Blockchain technology allows us to bring the carbon market to a new demographic that would not normally be able to participate due to transaction costs and high barriers to entry. It also allows us to disrupt the traditional brokerage and exchange models for carbon credits, while providing additional transparency for the buyer that is not always available under traditional business models.
What is a carbon credit?
A carbon credit is a digital environmental commodity from an independently certified climate project that reduces carbon emissions. Carbon credits are also known as carbon offsets or carbon allowances. One carbon credit equals 1 metric ton of CO2 in most standards and programs. By allowing certified projects to issue carbon credits that can be sold, these projects are then financially supported for reducing carbon emissions such as CO2 (carbon dioxide) and CH4 (methane).
What is a carbon footprint?
A carbon footprint is an estimate of the climate change impact of an activity measured in the carbon emitted to the atmosphere, such as CO2 from burning fossil fuels. Everyday activities such as buying a product online, our transportation, and any company’s operations all have carbon footprints. Our 1PLANET platform allows users to balance their carbon footprint on an aggregated basis through our user account, or on a transaction basis with our partners’ e-commerce platforms.
How much carbon do I emit and how many 1PLANET tokens do I need?
The average American lifestyle emits 16.4 metric tons of CO2 in 1 year. At launch this would cost a user about $160 to be carbon neutral for one year, or about $12 a month, which is less than 1 cocktail in most bars or a few cups of your favorite coffee, not a big burden to do your part to manage your climate impact! “Above average” lifestyles (e.g. frequent travel, large cars, etc.) will emit more emissions and our carbon footprint calculator will allow you to easily estimate your climate impact.
What is the 1PLANET Token?
The 1PLANET Token is an application-specific token, built on top of the existing Ethereum blockchain. 1PLANET tokens will exclusively be used by Climate Futures and our partners to support climate projects that will reduce GHG emissions for customers, in order to improve the carbon balance of our planet and reduce the effects of climate change for future generations.
Are 1PLANET tokens securities?
1PLANET tokens are not intended to be a currency, security, or any other kind of financial instrument. 1PLANET tokens are representative tokens that allow the user to offset their carbon footprint. In the USA carbon credits and carbon offsets are unregulated commodities, and there have been several CFTC and SEC decisions on this matter as part of the Dodd-Frank Act. In the EU voluntary carbon offsets are not regulated by MIFID II. Please refer to our whitepaper for more details.
What does the 1PLANET token represent?
Most crypto-tokens do not represent assets. A 1PLANET token represents a digitally traded commodity: carbon credits. Carbon credits were first available in 2005 as part of the Kyoto Protocol UN agreement. Today their usage has spread around the world, but the users are mainly large companies and governments. 1PLANET allows anyone to easily access and use carbon credits. 10 1PLANET tokens equals 1 carbon credit, i.e. a 1PLANET token = 100 kg of CO2 and 1 carbon credit = 1 metric ton of of CO2. Our carbon credits are created by projects certified by the 2 main global standards in use today: The Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and the UN Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) standard.
How much is a 1Planet token at launch?
Please see our whitepaper and website for details as we get closer to the 1PLANET platform launch.
What is the total number of 1Planet tokens?
Climate Futures will create 150 million 1PLANET Tokens, representing 15 million carbon offsets. Target of 80 million to enter circulation shortly after the token launch and circa 50 million will be in the Token Reserve. See whitepaper for details.
Is there a Private Sale for 1PLANET tokens?
Yes, there is a private sale before the public launch but only for eligible individuals or companies. Please register your interest by filling out the contact form above, and select the Token Sale as your level of interest, and we will send you more information regarding the private sale.
What can I do with my tokens?
The 1PLANET token allows you to 1) easily take action against climate change and support environmental projects; 2) offset the climate impact of your business and lifestyle; and 3) use them with our participating partners products and services.
What is the team’s background?
Climate Futures was originally founded in 2005 by Jesse Uzzell and the team has over 50 years of combined experience in climate advisory, brokerage and project development services for different clients. We have participated in over 100 climate projects covering almost all project types, sectors, and greenhouse gases (CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, etc.). Over the years the CF team has helped develop 4 different climate project portfolios for different clients, including our own portfolio. These portfolios were eventually purchased by e.g. Barclays UK, Morgan Stanley, Mercuria, and the Norwegian Government.
These days the company headquarters is in Miami, Florida which is a great place to live most of the time, but it is also one of the cities in the USA with the most assets at risk from climate change and sea level rise. We witness the growing impacts of climate change on our daily lives and community, and it urges us to make a difference.
Why is Climate Futures a company and not a non-profit or charity?
Carbon markets and emissions trading were created for companies and built on the foundations of capitalism and good environmental economics. Too often, people assume all non-profit organizations are charities and that is not always true. Climate Futures is a US registered company with plans to become a certified B Corporation, and we strongly believe that in order to be agents of change we need to participate in our own society, and support it through a solid business capable of hiring staff and by paying our fair share of taxes to support our community and infrastructure. Furthermore, our experience shows us that businesses are able to accomplish more with less, and be a driving force for good when the right incentives are there. Carbon markets provide such incentives. NGOs and non-profits have their role to play in society, but companies are the economic engine of the world. Lastly, carbon credits are a commodity under the purview of the CFTC. For non-profits to sell (or broker/trade) them as a tax reduction opportunity (i.e. to take donations) is legally risky.
Are you partnered with an existing Carbon Credit Exchange?
No, currently we do not see the need for this. We do not see the point of building a “de- centralized blockchain exchange” on top of a centralized carbon credit exchange. Our 1PLANET model disrupts traditional OTC brokerage and centralized exchanges. We have the experience and ability to originate our own carbon credits for 1PLANET from climate projects that we can develop and/or perform our own due diligence on. Through our international networks we can partner with organizations active in the countries where we want to support or establish climate projects without relying on centralized exchanges. See our Partners for some examples.