DevvStream CEO Sunny Trinh spoke to New to the Street—click to view a replay.



DevvStream CEO Sunny Trinh spoke to New to the Street—click to view a replay.

Why DevvStream

As stated by the Paris Agreement, Climate Change poses one of the greatest risks to survival of the human species. Leading climate scientists have warned that there are only about a dozen years for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5°C, beyond which even half a degree will significantly worsen the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of people. Increased greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, driven in large part by human activity, has strengthened the greenhouse effect and contributed to global climate change, threatening ecosystems, biodiversity, economies and human livelihood.

It is imperative to utilize all the tools available to reduce and remove GHG emissions from the atmosphere. It is necessary to deploy at scale a wide range of innovations in record time. While carbon credits are not a silver bullet to fight Climate Change, DevvStream believes, as acknowledged by the latest IPCCC’s report, that carbon markets are a fundamental transitional tool to achieve rapid decarbonization by deploying capital to incentivize actions to avoid, reduce and remove carbon emissions in the most efficient manner.

The role of high-quality carbon credits on the pathway to net zero

Consequently, DevvStream invests in large-scale avoidance, reduction and removal offset projects, with a focus on technology-based solutions (TbS) along with some nature-based solutions (NbS). We believe that the rapid deployment of both are a fundamental necessity to mitigate the impact of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions and avoid the worst effects of climate change.

DevvStream’s project investments meet the highest standards when it comes to environmental integrity. This is why all of our investments are aligned to criteria set by leading organizations, including:

Enabling Trust and Transparency in the Carbon Markets

DevvStream provides an additional layer of trust and transparency to all managed projects by leveraging Devvio’s DevvX’s blockchain platform to track each credit generated thanks to robust data shared on the blockchain.

DevvESG is built on the world’s only ISO-compliant green blockchain, DevvX, and provides a comprehensive set of features for companies to leverage their credits in a broader AIR Methodology incorporating risk and performance analysis, full project transparency and provenance of data, and easy standardized ESG reporting. The tight coupling of DevvESG to DevvStream projects and credits adds unmatched trust and transparency to credit creation, acquisition, transactions, and retirement.

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Technology-based Solutions (TbS)

Technology-based solutions are generally defined as those that leverage technology and innovation to further avoid, reduce or remove greenhouse gas emissions to mitigate the environmental impact of human activities. While NbS are fundamental to achieve our decarbonization targets, TbS have the potential to generate immediate environmental benefits by leveraging capital and technology to address key economic sectors.

DevvStream works with project developers to identify and develop innovative TbS projects that meet the highest standards when it comes to environmental integrity, which in turn drive a higher market value for corresponding credits. Some examples include:

Nature-based Solutions (NbS)

According to the Nature Based Solutions Initiative, nature-based solutions (NbS) are solutions to societal challenges that involve working with nature to deliver benefits for people and biodiversity. They include the protection, restoration or management of natural and semi-natural ecosystems; the sustainable management of productive land and seascapes; or the creation of novel ecosystems such as urban ‘green infrastructure’.

sustainable Development

Source: Nature Based Solutions Initiative

DevvStream works with project developers worldwide to develop unique and impactful projects that generate both environmental benefits as well as positive impacts on the local communities, in alignment to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Examples of nature-based solutions include agriculture, forestry (deforestation, reforestation, afforestation), and ocean carbon capture and storage solutions, also called ‘blue carbon’. These projects are expected to drive demand for credits in the short term due to its wide-range applicability, particularly those that meet high-quality offset criteria in a transparent manner, including accurate and conservative quantification of its environmental benefits.

Our selection criteria

DevvStream invests in projects that meet the highest criteria when it comes to environmental integrity and strong financial performance. Projects must:

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