About Us

Climate Futures has been helping our clients take credible action against climate change since 2005.
We are experts in reducing carbon emissions and working with global carbon markets.

Our Vision

A world where everyone has access to a lifestyle that protects life on Earth, instead of threatening it.

Our Values

Transparency

Effectiveness

Integrity

Our Mission

At Climate Futures our mission is to create a low carbon economy that sustains all life on Earth.

How We Do It

We empower businesses and individuals to take verifiable and effective action towards a more sustainable world. As an environmental project developer and portfolio manager, we specialize in reducing carbon emissions that cause climate change.

Our 1PLANET Marketplace advances education and climate solutions by enabling a more trusted carbon footprint management for people and businesses. 1PLANET makes it easy for you to reduce your own carbon footprint while supporting climate solutions that build a sustainable future.

Our 1PLANET Ambassadors

Working to promote climate action and a sustainable lifestyle for all.

Ashley Cooper | Photojournalist UK

Ashley Cooper

Global Ambassador

In 2015 Ashley Cooper 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 of his adventures, “Images From a Warming Planet”. The Climate Futures website features his photography and our first 1PLANET launch milestone is to fund his iCommit project to send his book to every world leader and create a platform for sharing imagery related to our climate challenge. Honours Degree in Geography from Aberystwyth University.
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Kenya Kinski-Jones

Kenya Kinski-Jones

Fashion Ambassador

Kenya Kinski-Jones has spent eight years working as a model for clients such as Stella McCartney, Chanel and Calvin Klein following her graduation from Loyola Marymount University earning her degree in English writing. As an advocate for climate justice she aims to work towards a more sustainable, compassionate industry and world.
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Madison Headrick

Madison Headrick

Fashion Ambassador

Madison Headrick has been working internationally for seven years as a fashion model for various brands and publications such as Prada, Calvin Klein, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Elle, and many more. A model, a certified Health Coach, but most importantly, a lover of our planet who strives to make the world healthier, happier, and safer for all walks of life.
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Veron Ennis

Arts Ambassador

Veron Ennis paints contemporary, unconventional landscapes of vast vistas, contrasting vibrant mountains, wide valleys, and expansive skies in what looks like panoramic silhouettes. Minimalist geometry and structure ties humanity into her representation of nature. She is inspired by her local landscape, travel, theology, geometry, and the concept of time.

Ennis’ work has been published in British Vogue, Art Districts, Portfolio, House of Coco, and numerous other publications. She has exhibited her works in London, New York, and Miami and is found in private collections around the world.

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The 1PLANET Marketplace

A Growing Community of Partners that Care about our Planet

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.

Jesse Uzzell | Founder/CEO - Miami

Jesse Uzzell

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.
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Jake Ivkovic | CFO - Miami

Jake Ivkovic

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.
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Dan Socek | PhD CTO - Miami

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.
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Jianguo Liu | Co-Founder/COO - Adelaide

Jianguo Liu

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.
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Our Advisory Board

Angela Foster-Rice | Aviation Industry Expert USA

Angela Foster-Rice

Aviation Industry Expert
USA

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.
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Anna Forsberg | Corporate Sustainability Sweden

Anna Forsberg

Corporate Sustainability
Sweden

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.

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Chris Walker | Corporate Sustainability USA

Chris Walker

Corporate Sustainability
USA

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.

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Dr. Donald Huisingh | Prof. of Cleaner Production USA

Dr. Donald Huisingh

Prof. of Cleaner Production
USA

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.
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Jeffrey A. Smith, Esq.

Legal Advisor

USA

Adjunct Professor, Fordham Law School; Co- Director, Fordham Law School Sustainability Initiative; Retired Partner, Cravath, Swaine and Moore LLP. For the past 35 years, Jeff Smith has advised multinational corporations and mid-market companies and their boards on a wide range of environmental, transaction management and disclosure matters in mergers and acquisitions, financings, joint ventures and other transactions, and has provided environmental counsel on corporate governance, disclosure requirements under U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations, voluntary environmental reporting, shareholder communications and multi-party environmental litigation. Jeff has also advised lenders, real estate developers and investors, and international companies on environmental issues related to financings, private equity transactions and other business opportunities. In connection with his current development of Fordham Law School’s sustainability initiative, he counsels companies on emerging environmental and energy trends, and start-up greentech and cleantech companies on a range of regulatory, commercial and organizational issues. Jeff received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
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Dr. Jeanette Gurung | Gender Equality & Climate Expert USA

Dr. Jeannette Gurung

Gender Equality & Climate Expert
USA

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:

  1. policies regarding gender within the agriculture and natural resource management sectors,
  2. roles of professional women in implementing policy objectives for rural women’s empowerment and gender equality within these sectors, and
  3. organizational barriers that obstruct women from realizing positions of leadership and influence to take on such roles.
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Joe Wasilewski | Conservation Biologist USA

Joe Wasilewski

Conservation Biologist
USA

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.

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Ken Newcombe | Climate Finance Expert USA

Ken Newcombe

Climate Finance Expert
USA

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.

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Dr. Talis Juhna | Environmental Researcher Latvia

Dr. Talis Juhna

Environmental Researcher
Latvia

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.
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Prof. Wim Hafkamp | Environmental Economist Netherlands

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.

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