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Pina Earth Empowering Forests

Pina Earth, a pioneering startup, leverages technology to enhance forest resilience and sustainability. By creating digital twins of forests and issuing carbon credits, they help forest owners manage and adapt their lands to climate change.

  • Pina Earth uses digital tools to optimize forest management and carbon storage.
  • Founded in 2021 by Dr. Gesa Biermann and Florian Fincke at CDTM in Munich.
  • Created digital twins for forest simulations, issued carbon credits, and secured $2.5 million in funding.

In the battle against climate change, forests are our unsung heroes. Pina Earth is a startup on a mission to arm these heroes with cutting-edge digital tools for data collection, monitoring, and certification of forest carbon projects.

By enabling forest owners to better manage their lands, Pina Earth aims to unlock the potential of carbon markets across Europe.

Founded in 2021 by Dr. Gesa Biermann and Florian Fincke, Pina Earth was born at the Center for Digital Technology and Management (CDTM) in Munich.

Combining their expertise in environmental science, software engineering, and machine learning, they set out to tackle the urgent need for climate-resilient forests.

Pina Earth Team

Tech Meets Nature

Pina Earth’s digital tools are designed to transform forest management. Their platform collects and analyzes forest inventory data to create a digital twin—a virtual replica of the forest.

This model allows for precise simulations of natural forest development under different scenarios.

In simple terms, it’s like having a crystal ball that shows how forests will fare in the future, helping owners make informed decisions.

Why does this matter?

Forests absorb about one-third of human carbon emissions, which are crucial for combating climate change.

With 60% of EU biomass now at risk due to climate change, it’s vital to protect these green giants.

By promoting biodiversity and resilience, Pina Earth ensures forests can store more carbon and withstand future climate shocks.

The Magic of Carbon Credits

At the heart of Pina Earth’s strategy are carbon credits. For each extra ton of carbon a forest stores, a carbon credit is issued.

These credits can be sold, providing forest owners with a new revenue stream to fund further adaptation measures.

It’s a win-win: forests get healthier, and owners get paid to protect them.

In July 2022, Pina Earth secured $2.5 million in seed funding from investors including Lea-Sophie Cramer and Nordstar. This funding is set to supercharge their mission, expanding their tech and supporting more forests across Europe.

Local Heroes, Global Impact

Pina Earth’s projects are deeply rooted in local ecosystems. Focusing on native forests in Germany, they ensure the benefits are felt by local communities.

This approach not only supports regional biodiversity but also strengthens local economies.

Their transparent forest dashboard allows stakeholders to track the progress of climate protection projects in real time, building trust and accountability.

Recent news highlights Pina Earth's rising star in the Greentech world. In March 2022, they were featured among the top startups scaling the voluntary carbon market, showing their innovative edge and significant environmental impact.

A Future-Proof Plan

Pina Earth’s vision goes beyond immediate climate challenges. They aim to future-proof forests through continuous innovation and adaptation.

Partnering with top certification bodies like TÜV NORD CERT and the Ecosystem Value Association, they ensure their methods are accurate and reliable.

This commitment to quality underscores their dedication to creating lasting positive change.

In essence, Pina Earth blends technology and environmental science to tackle one of our time’s biggest challenges.

By supporting forest owners and enhancing carbon storage, they are not just helping the planet—they are shaping a sustainable future.

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