BeZero Carbon’s New Partnership With Kayrros To Enhance Risk Assessment Of Amazon Projects

BeZero Carbon's New Partnership With Kayrros To Enhance Risk Assessment Of Amazon Projects - Carbon Herald
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BeZero Carbon – the company providing a risk-based assessment for understanding and interrogating carbon credit performance, and Kayrros – an environmental intelligence company, announced they are partnering to map the Amazon basin to enhance risk assessment of carbon credit projects from the region.

Kayrros will provide its satellite imagery and geospatial data to BeZero Carbon to help the company rate carbon projects there.

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“We’re really pleased to be partnering with Kayrros, whose data for the Amazon are at the cutting edge of remote forest monitoring. Combined with BeZero’s in-house models and expertise, this partnership will enhance our ratings and platform experience… It’s through data-sharing like this that the VCM can scale, embedding a wide evidence-base into environmental investments,” said Phil Platts, Director of Geospatial and Earth Observation at BeZero Carbon. 

BeZero Carbon provides a platform that assesses any project type from any sector. The company’s independent ratings show information on the quality of carbon credits provided by the respective project, giving market participants the risk-based tools needed to invest in the most environmentally impactful initiatives. 

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The partnership will see Kayrros’ satellite-based mapping of the Amazon basin feed into BeZero Carbon’s ratings, providing additional high-resolution, real-time data on tree cover and height as well as above-ground biomass, to better understand carbon project effectiveness.

“With robust, independent, verifiable and empirical data, we can get a precise understanding of carbon credit performance and communicate that understanding in a clear and standardized way. Kayrros and BeZero Carbon share a commitment to ensuring that all climate action is underpinned by information and insights of the highest possible quality,” also commented Kayrros Chief Analyst and Co-founder Antoine Halff.

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