Our Mission


Get more climate finance to mitigation, adaptation and Loss & Damages activities.


Make climate finance accessible to youth, communities and small organizations.


Support climate justice efforts, activities and actors.

Our Financial Model

Carbon ​Projects

We develop and sell ITMOs - ​Internationally Transferred ​Mitigation Outcomes.

Monitoring, ​reporting and ​verification ​tools

We offer cost-effective, user-​friendly solutions that enable a ​100% sample rate.

Strategic ​Partnerships

We support stakeholders to ​develop and deliver joint ​programs around shared goals.



ClimateGains Reduces Emissions through these activities

Vash Green Schools in Uganda

Crowd-Funded Scaling of the Vash Green Schools Program - The first application of our camera based mechanism in Uganda, bringing solar power and clean cooking to >50 schools and counting.

Green Schools in DRC

Early stage pilot to scale our approach into DRC. Disrupted by a devastating flooding, we found ourselves forced to pioneer our approach to emergency support here, too.

Impact you can verify with your own eyes.

Monitor projects with our Video-Based Mobile App

ClimateGains is ​Climate Finance

for the people.

ClimateGains uses profits ​from sales of carbon credits ​to finance initiatives powered ​by collective intelligence and ​distributed collaboration.

Rapid Response

We provide immediate financial and nonfinancial resources to community-driven crisis response and recovery. We distribute small amounts just in time, rather than "large, but late".

Smart Swarms

We finance collectives of individuals, communities and organisations who wish to work on self-selected climate-related challenges together.


ClimateGains helps organisations to navigate Article 6 of the Paris Agreement

ITMOs Ventures

We partner with local communities to implement projects for emissions reductions that generate revenues from sales of ITMOS (Paris Agreement-compliant carbon credits).

Article 6 Assistance

We help organisations to utilize article 6 of the Paris Agreement for the trade of carbon credits in nationally determined contributions.

Portfolio Management

Climategains approach to MRV provides high quality accountability while reducing overhead. We provide a whitelabel tech solution as well as technical assistance.

Nadia Alter, Chief Executive Officer

With over a decade of experience as a social entrepreneur, she has spearheaded ​ventures addressing critical global challenges including climate change, internet security, ​and youth unemployment. Prior to founding ClimateGains with Tim Reutemann, she ​served as the CEO of Quad9, where she led the teams enhancing privacy and ​cybersecurity for millions worldwide through one of the top DNS recursive resolvers. ​Before Quad9, she co-founded Edgeryders, a company specializing in computational ​social science tools to identify errors in AI-generated inferences.

Dr. Tim Reutemann, Chief Operations Officer

Tim is a seasoned climate professional with extensive experience in evaluating and ​writing climate project applications, co-authoring the Swiss compliance carbon market ​bylaw, participating in bilateral Article 6.2 negotiations and contributing to the ​development of the development of the UNDP Digital Public Good Carbon Registry. His ​work is fuelled by transforming the call for "Climate Justice Now" into actionable financial ​support.

Victor Franco, Chief Financial Officer

Victor is a seasoned finance director and CEO with over 20 years of experience in ​business development and financial management, specializing in driving growth and ​profitability through strategic planning and effective financial oversight. His expertise in ​finance and real estate has enabled him to successfully manage large-scale projects and ​navigate complex financial markets. Additionally, Victor has a demonstrated history of ​expanding revenue and market share, along with experience in developing small to ​medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and non-profit organizations, particularly in financing.

Hugo Ortiz-Dubon, Head of Government Affairs

Hugo Ortiz Dubon, with a decade of experience in international affairs and diplomacy, ​particularly with the EU, has significantly influenced public policy and political advocacy. ​As the Ambassador of El Salvador to the EU, Belgium, and Luxembourg, he advanced El ​Salvador’s standing through strategic initiatives focused on digital and green policies, ​and democracy building. His efforts were pivotal in strengthening commercial ties ​between El Salvador, Belgium, and Luxembourg, attracting key investments for economic ​development.

Matthias Ansorg, Senior Technology Manager

Matthias is a computer scientist leading the IT systems, software, and hardware ​development teams. He earned the "European Social Innovation Award 2013" for his ​groundbreaking work in computational barter networks. Prior to ClimateGains, he co-​founded Edgeryders with Nadia Alter.


Earnest Adu, Manager - Ghana Green Schools Program

Earnest is a renowned renewable energy expert, specializing in clean cooking solutions, ​with a notable achievement of distributing over 700,000 fuel-efficient stoves in Ghana, ​significantly improving health and reducing carbon emissions by more than 1.5 million ​TCO2e. His dedication to empowering local manufacturers led to a landmark deal for ​500,000 stoves, enhancing clean cooking accessibility. In his role at Climate Gains, ​Earnest expertly manages the Ghana Green School operations, ensuring schools benefit ​from healthier, smoke-free cooking environments.

We thank our early partners,

without whom none of this would have been possible.



Together with you, we can move faster.

Together with you, we can move faster.


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