“We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them”
― Albert Einstein
Carbon Negative innovates nature-based models that capture and sequester large carbon volumes while creating a chain of sustainable development opportunities.
Carbon Negative works at the confluence of economics, eco-system management and social science. The solutions we retrofit to capture carbon must work across all three to be truly sustainable.
This approach gives us the freedom to be technology and domain agnostic, combining and modifying whatever works to deliver the greatest impact.
India faces dire environmental challenges
Population threatened by food insecurity
Land. Air. Water.
These are the three key resources essential for basic human survival being threatened by climate change.
1/3rd of India's land area is degraded and undergoing desertification. That is the cumulative area of the country's four largest states: Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh.
India emits over 22 gigatons of CO2 into the atmosphere and most states grade a poor air quality index. Respiratory diseases are rampant.
India has only 4% of the world’s fresh water resources despite a population of over 1.3 billion people. The country heavily depends on monsoons for its water needs but most rain that falls runs off into the sea without recharging groundwater. Widespread pollution of our precious water resources means most urban and rural population susbsist on poor quality water.
All three resources can be rejuvenated by forests. Trees restore land fertility and regenerate it, clean the air and absorb CO2 and are essential for absorbing rain and recharging aquifers.
Our Core Values
We practice what we preach
As a social enterprise, we are committed to professionalism and transparency
Our word is our bond. We deliver what we promise.
As pioneers in an evolving field, we nurture, disseminate and advocate informed and scientific facts for effective decision making.
We are on this mission for the long run. And we build teams that are equally invested in the task ahead.
We do this work out of our deep-seated belief that it a global challenge. And there is nothing else we would rather do.