Transitioning away from emissions-intensive fossil fuels is essential for climate goals.
Startups lack the capacity and expertise to meet the complex and demanding environmental and social requirements of regulators and markets.
These requirements are necessary to dispel greenwashing and access carbon credits, tax credits, grants and other subsidies that boost their return on investment.
Moreover, fundraising is a time-consuming and exhausting process that distracts founders from their crucial research and development.
Dispel greenwashing and meet the standards and requirements of carbon markets and government regulators.
Future revenue from carbon credits, tax credits, and other incentives to enhance investor returns.
Structure and package fundraising instruments that quickly secure aligned capital to accelerate development, milestones and growth.
On the platform, projects verify, measure and report performance and compliance.
This reduces the risk of greenwashing and non-compliance and increases their access to finance.
To power issuance of financial instruments such as bonds and insurance.
At the currently measured concentration of 421 parts per million (ppm) CO₂ in our atmosphere, we are fast approaching the 430 ppm threshold that scientists have warned will increase global warming by 1.5 ºC. Our cities contribute 70% of those emissions. Meanwhile global CO₂ concentrations in the atmosphere continue to rise like clockwork at an average of 3 ppm.
What gets measured gets managed.
We were surprised in our climate engineering research and conversations with scientists and governments to learn that there are no standard local CO₂ or CH4 emissions air monitoring systems in place.
Good intentions to become carbon neutral by funding carbon offsets “over there” are well-meant, and they need to be better verified. But those projects don’t help us or teach us how to reduce emissions where they happen most — in our cities and industrial zones.
To flatten the CO₂ curve and we need to inform our investments in both sinks and sources with reality and accelerate a mature decarbonization market. Secured Carbon continuously monitors and rates projects and localities to gives investors confidence that their spending has the desired impact on the climate's bottom line.
At the University of California at Berkeley, our Chief Scientist Professor Ronald Cohen has built over the last decade a working prototype hardware network of 70 low cost sensors monitoring municipalities in California and the data science techniques to trace the sources of CO₂ emissions: Berkeley Environmental Air-quality & CO2 Network.
Secured Carbon is executing on the vision of Prof. Cohen and his fellow prominent climate scientists to deploy low cost networks in all 300 U.S. cities with populations greater than 100,000.
Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Paris Agreement targets to stay below 420 PPM CO₂ for Scope 1, 2 & 3
Measured atmospheric CO₂ PPM in project area
Grams CO₂ emitted per unit of economic output
For the full supply chain
Local minimum wage compliance
Ratio of number of women in management positions
Use of funds, environmental and societal impact
On an annual, quarterly and monthly basis
Important news and developments only