Forests are key to halting climate change and biodiversity loss. 31% of the Earth is covered in forests–– the best technology nature has for locking away carbon while providing habitat to diverse species.
Protecting existing biodiverse forests and, where possible, allowing them to grow into their full ecological potential is one of the most cost-effective, immediate, scalable, and proven solutions to bend the curves of biodiversity loss and climate change.
Single.Earth works with landowners, land managers, and organizations who commit to preserving their mature forests and abide by the Single.Earth Acceptable Forest Management Practices. Each MERIT is linked to and funds a specific plot of land.
We use satellite data, geospatial engineering, and machine learning to represent nature with a global Digital Twin. The model allows us to automatically assess each plot of land for its forest coverage, carbon sequestration, and biodiversity.
Based on the evaluated ecological values, Single.Earth starts issuing MERIT tokens to the landowner’s digital wallet. Using blockchain technology, we create MERIT tokens and connect money with nature’s ability to sustain life. Landowners receive regular income by selling the continuously issued tokens.
Individuals and businesses can use MERIT as 1) a direct nature-positive contribution to achieving ESG goals or 2) a virtual asset to trade in the future. Contributors and holders help build the world’s first nature-backed digital currency that values living nature.
By supporting nature-based solutions through the Single.Earth platform, namely the preservation of mature forests, your company will make a measurable contribution toward the SDG 15 goal.
Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 15: Life on land to protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss.