Invest in saving regional forests

Pina Earth develops local climate protection projects and offers high-quality carbon credits from forest adaptation projects

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Our projects transform threatened monocultures into climate-resilient, biodiverse forests

You finance Ecosystem Restoration carbon removal projects.

The forest adaptation measures include

  • the planting of new, climate-resilient tree species

  • the natural rejuvenation of the forest stand

  • the protection of already existing diverse species

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Our certification partners

Certification according
to ISO 14064-2

TÜV NORD CERT is a long-standing validator and certifier of climate protection projects.

Partner of the
Ecosystem Value Association

Together, we are developing the first standard for forest adaptation projects in Germany.

Get to know our climate projects

Our interactive forest dashboard provides detailed information on our climate change projects in Germany. Explore the latest images of the project areas and find out which new tree species are making the forests more climate-resilient.

What our customers say

Claudia Frehse, Strato

"The climate crisis is one of the greatest challenges of our time. In my view, the IT industry must play a key role in climate protection."

Ricarda D'ham, Kearney

"When selecting a partner, it has always been important to Kearney to support founders with their business ideas. It is great that Dr. Gesa Biermann and her company Pina Earth offer the opportunity to support regional climate action in form of carbon credits."

Niklas Tauch, Liefergrün

"Liefergrün is a proud supporter of Pina Earth's regional forest adaptation projects. Our contribution makes forests climate-proof - right near our customers. In the future, we will continue to protect the climate with Pina Earth and make our contribution locally."

Lena Scharr, Liefergrün

"We are very happy about the great cooperation with Pina Earth. Through this cooperation, we can not only support this extraordinary project in Germany, but also expand the range of products for our customers with innovative, high-quality and regional climate protection projects."

Marlo Keno Geldon, trans-o-flex

"We are pleased to be working with Pina Earth because they are tackling the major challenge of forest dieback in Germany with state-of-the-art technology and the highest quality of service, thus making an important contribution to the preservation of forests."

Robert Ralph, Patch

"I’m happy that the partnership with Pina Earth complements our project portfolio with European projects to scale unified climate action. The team’s expertise in developing solutions targeted to local ecosystems made it easy for us to engage in this partnership."

Philipp von Lamezan, SQUAKE

"Enabling better and easier climate change mitigation is core to SQUAKE's mission. With Pina Earth as our partner, we can now offer regional climate action in Germany to our clients. I am very proud to have the opportunity to participate in such targeted climate solutions."

Frequently asked

Does Pina Earth offer removal or avoidance credits?
Carbon removal certificates describe one tonne of CO2 that has been removed from the atmosphere. In our projects, this is achieved, for example, through the growth of newly planted trees.

Carbon avoidance credits describe a ton of CO2 which has been avoided from being released into the atmosphere. This is achieved through our projects, as fewer trees die in mixed forests as a result of climate change.

Due to the focus on the introduction of new trees and tree species, Pina Earth's projects consist mainly of carbon removal certificates and only to a small extent of carbon avoidance certificates.
Which standard are Pina Earth projects developed under?
Pina Earth's forest adaptation projects are certified by TÜV NORD CERT GmbH according to the ISO 14064-2 standard. TÜV NORD CERT is accredited by the German Accreditation Body (DAkkS) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to validate and verify climate protection projects.

In addition, our forest adaptation method is currently in the accreditation process with the "Wald-Klimastandard" - the first German standard to certify forest ecosystem services.
Which projects type is Pina Earth?
There are three major categories for nature-based solutions: Forest protection, afforestation and improved forest management. Pina Earth’s projects fall into the category of improved forest management.

Forest protection is hardly applicable to Europe, as there is not much illegal deforestation taking place.

Afforestation plays an important role in climate change. However, Europe has a high population density and not many areas are available for impactful afforestation.

Meanwhile, improved forest management is highly important as 25% of the total forest (3 million hectares) need to be adapted in Germany alone. Turning endangered monocultures into climate-resilient, biodiverse forests is therefore an urgent task that Pina Earth focuses on and welcomes clients to join.
How does Pina Earth ensure additionality?
The additionality criterion means that a project would not have been developed without the additional revenues from the carbon market. Pina Earth carefully examines whether a project is additional and only develops projects where additionality is given. In more details, there are three types of additionality which Pina Earth evaluates:

Legal additionality: At the start of Pina Earth’s projects, the climate project and
planned measures are not prescribed by laws, ordinances, or regulations. Further, the scientifically required adaptation rate of 95,000 ha/year by 2050 will not be achieved via legal frameworks alone.

Financial additionality: The costs of implementing projects on the project areas during the crediting period exceed the income generated by the project implementation.

Carbon additionality: The project generates a real and measurable climate impact, which is above the performance level of standard practice (baseline or “business-as-usual”).
Where are the projects located?
Pina Earth’s projects are currently all located in Germany. First projects are located in Thuringia, Brandenburg, Bavaria and Baden-Wuerttemberg.
Which claim can be made by investing in climate projects from Pina Earth?
Companies can communicate publicly their climate contribution. Depending on the project and upon consultation with Pina Earth, a Net-Zero claim may also be possible. For detailled information, please see page 4 of this document from the waldklima standard.

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