Pachama’s CEO and cofounder Diego Saez-Gil was born in northern Argentina, at the base of the Amazon rainforest. He grew up surrounded by trees and was heartbroken to see the deforestation happening in his homeland.
Pachama was his solution to this problem. The company uses satellite imagery and artificial intelligence to accurately measure carbon captured in forests, a process that has traditionally been labor-intensive and inconsistent. Pachama’s technology remotely monitors and verifies forests, providing increased accuracy and transparency for purchasers.
They’ve built an online marketplace of various forest projects from around the world that people can choose to purchase offsets from. Their goal is for tens of thousands of new forest protection projects to pop up all over the planet and for Pachama to be the connector.
Shopify recently launched two options for our merchants and their buyers to offset carbon emissions from their order deliveries. We do this with verified forest carbon credits purchased through Pachama. Shop, our shopping assistant app, offsets the delivery emissions of all purchases made using Shop Pay, and the Offset app allows merchants to offset their shipping emissions themselves.
Read more about Shopify’s commitment to minimizing transportation emissions.
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