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Community-based climate solutions

Remove carbon, create impact

Climate Lab is a social enterprise developing community-based climate projects, by combining afforestation and agroforestry at watershed scale. We believe in working directly with those most impacted by climate change: smallholders and rural communities in the Global South. We work with the Plan Vivo Standard to maximize social impact per ton carbon removed.

Our projects

Agroforestry and mangrove restoration

Voa Aina

Ecosystem restoration and agroforestry by smallholders and landless farmers


Community-led Miombo enrichment and agroforestry


Quechua medicinal herbs and (agro)forestry


Agroforestry by communities and smallholders

Fes Enying

Our aims


Communities are in the driving seat of all our projects. Via the Plan Vivo benefit-sharing mechanism, project participants receive 60% of the revenues of the carbon credits.


Each project builds on the specific ecosystem in the project region, as all planted trees are native or naturalised. Restoration of the ecosystem naturally enhances the biodiversity.


With our project interventions, we aim to remove as much atmospheric carbon as possible – with nature as our carbon pool.

We use Plan Vivo certification for all our projects

“We consider Plan Vivo to be the (only) standard with a clear emphasis on transparency, citizen participation and social-ecological reinvestment.”

Miombo restoration

Our Miombo project in Mozambique aims to pursue climate mitigation and adaptation strategies to remove a total of 288 t CO2e/ha over a project period of 30 years.


‘My fields are just downslope of the EthioTrees forest in Meam Atali. Before, the springs supplied groundwater only during the first months of the dry season. Since two years, the groundwater is recharging. Now, I can irrigate all year round.’

Nugus Gebremariam, farmer in Meam Atali

Marine organisms rethrive

The restoration of mangroves in eastern Madagascar is not only beneficial to the local fishermen. Marine organisms, such as the mud crab Scylla serrata, can thrive again in the recovering community-managed mangroves.