Founded in 2010, Carbonext is a full-service Nature-based Solutions company, responsible for the development and monitoring of carbon credit projects, as well as the sales process of carbon credits. It is now responsible for protecting over 2 million hectares of the Amazon Rainforest through carbon credit and other Nature-based Solutions. Today, the company has over 70 employees, and has offices in the Latin American Business Centre (São Paulo), the heart of the Amazon (Belém, PA), and at the campus for the country’s best Forestry Engineering University (ESALQ/USP – Piracicaba). It is committed to protecting 10 million hectares of the Amazon Rainforest in the next 5 years while using high-end technology such as high-resolution satellite imagery and biodiversity protection DNA mapping. Carbonext will also engage in other NbS such as reforestation and bioeconomy development as other means of bringing empowerment to local communities and give value to the standing forest. The company trades carbon credits globally on the voluntary market through the connection between supply (landowners) and demand (companies and individuals). This year, we are responsible for issuing the largest volume of carbon credits in Brazil (around 2.5 million VCUs so far), more than double the volume of the second largest issuer. Janaina Dallan, our Founder and Co-CEO has over 20 years of carbon market experience and is the Nature Based Solutions Brazil Alliance’s President, Member of the IC-VCM Rooster of Experts, and UNFCCC Expert for the Registry Issuance Team. Her brother, Luciano Fonseca, is Co-CEO and has over 15 years of private equity experience, occupying VP and Director-level positions at the country’s largest PE firm.