There is not enough scale to meet the planet’s climate goals
10 billion tCO2
of carbon removals are needed annually to stay in the 2° warming scenario
30 million tCO2 (0.3%)
of carbon removals are verified annually on voluntary carbon market
Our goal is to facilitate the mitigation of 10 million tCO2 every month
Vlinder enables companies and individuals to achieve their Net-Zero commitments by building high-quality carbon removal supply and climate tech solutions for the carbon market
tCO2 to be sequestered
We choose mangroves
The carbon stored in coastal and marine ecosystems — mangroves, tidal marshes and seagrasses — is called blue carbon.
The mangrove forest is the most productive carbon capture and storage ecosystem on Earth: it sequesters up to five times more CO2 from the atmosphere than any other forest.
Blue carbon is highly valued: It effectively addresses climate change and secures social and environmental co-benefits. Mangroves are a shield from tsunamis and floods, provide habitat for marine life, and generate new revenue streams for communities.
Planting and maintaining 10 mangroves covers the yearly carbon footprint of an average European
Vlinder team members conducting baseline study for a mangrove reforestation project in Kenya
Mangrove nursery in Indonesia
Planting mangroves in Myanmar with Vlinder's partner Worldview International Foundation and local communities
We secure quality
Every project we support puts local communities in the center and contributes to several UN Sustainable Development Goals.
We encourage the projects to share at least 50% of received carbon credits with local stakeholders. This ensures the long-term sustainability of a carbon project and the effectiveness of an offset as means of climate action.
We only work with projects that can be verified by the leading global carbon standards. We also perform additional audits.
We ensure the projects provide jobs, food security and natural protection from extreme weather events for the local population.
We support projects that create biodiverse habitats - nurseries for fish, marine life and coral reefs, birds and animals.
Remote sensing: satellite and drones
Social and biodiversity data verification
Regenerative finance (ReFi)
Computer vision and machine learning
We have worked together for years
We are economists and environmentalists, engineers and data analysts of 10 nationalities. We trust each other and have enjoyed working together for many years.
I am very passionate about mangroves and blue carbon and I learned that the team I met while working on a mangrove project in Myanmar in 2017, started a new venture - so that was a no-brainer.
I love that we have a wonderful team who are fully aligned and values-driven. We exist to make impact and it is a pleasure to be on this journey together with such amazing people.
Dr. Irina Fedorenko-Aula Co-founder, Carbon