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Cambridge Centre for Carbon Credits (4C)


We launched the Cambridge Centre for Carbon Credits (4C) in early November 2021.  Our goal is to create a trusted marketplace for nature-based carbon credits. We are currently working on a prototype of a nature based marketplace, which is further described in the short video below. We will soon be advertising for postdoctoral and engineering positions at the University. Please do get in touch with us with questions or feedback.

The Global Challenge

The world is facing simultaneous biodiversity and climate crises. Pressure is mounting from governments and the general public to rapidly roll out a global programme of well-executed nature-based solutions to sequester several giga-tons of carbon each year and protect biodiversity.

Over 100 world leaders at COP26 pledged to end deforestation by 2030. Our urgent challenge is figuring out how to verify that deforestation solutions are working, and tracking the associated carbon credits used to offset necessary emissions.

Our Approach

The Cambridge Centre for Carbon Credits (4C) is creating a trusted decentralized marketplace where purchasers of carbon credits can confidently and directly fund trusted nature-based projects that ties together corporate funders to conservationists via automated and transparent global oracles.
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4C also supports students and faculty members conducting foundational research in the relevant areas of computer science, environmental science, and economics.
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