36,493,445,685
approximate tons of CO2 emitted in 2021.

January 1st, 2022

2022 Climate Statement

By Will Haering

Fixing our planet’s atmosphere is a key challenge for this century. Our financial institutions will play a crucial role in financing and incentivizing action. Here’s what’s important to us at Ponto.



Maximizing Habitability

Keeping the majority of our planet hospitable for human activity next century and beyond must be a priority for every person, business, and government.




Planetary Weather Disruption

Our society’s emissions and rising atmosphereric water vapor have created a heat storage feedback loop that disrupts water cycles and causes dangerous changes in our weather. We must prepare for the cost of increasingly polarized weather.




Upcoming Refugee Crises

Disruptions in local water cycles and rising temperatures across the most delicate economies in the world will cause tens of millions of people to be forced from their homes as their land becomes unlivable.




Emission Reduction

CO2, CH4, and Fluorocarbon emissions from human activity are the chemicals at the heart of the changing climate. We must prevent these emissions in order to avoid additional permanent damage to our planet.




Tokenizing Offsets

Ponto is focused on supporting projects creating tokenized offsets. This way, new economies can be more easily built around reducing emissions.




Atomic Water Boilers

We must add additional bedrock fission generation capacity to help anchor our grid with carbon-free electricity.




Desalination

Scaling nuclear-powered desalination will be needed to support populations trapped in yearslong droughts. Mobile, barge-based marine reactors can provide emissionless power for coastal or floating desalination operations.




Soot Reduction

Airborne soot microparticles from fuel burning and wildfires are building up in human lungs and reducing brain function and lifespan. We believe it is key for human productivity to breathe air free of soot and organic compounds.




Controlling Plastics

Plastic waste buildup on our land and in our water is leading to plastic microparticles coating the entire world. From the depths of the ocean to the highest glaciers, plastic microparticles are everywhere. Through the food we eat and the water we drink, plastic is building up in humans and disrupting countless processes within the body.

We must regulate plastic usage and disposal around the globe. We must also work to remove plastic buildup across the planet and, in particular, the ocean, in order to slow the global spread of plastic microparticles.




Private Climate Investment

Increasing private investment in climate projects and technologies to help humanity manage the outcomes of our emissions is key to ensuring action in the time available.




Carbon-Free Money

New financial technologies are rapidly becoming major catalysts for carbon production. Investment is our most important weapon against climate change, and so money itself should not be a contributor to it.

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How we’re helping

Zero-Carbon Local Payments


  1. Ponto leverages proof-of-stake tokens to facilitate inexpensive carbon free payments.
  2. Ponto’s API provides access to payments on carbon neutral blockchains in seconds.
  3. Ponto is an acquirer of carbon offsets and sets aside a portion of revenue to fund access to carbon offsets.
  4. Ponto supports planting trees and recognizes their ability to balance climates and clean air.

About Ponto

Ponto, meaning bridge in Esperanto, links global financial products to local economies. We focus on the foundational regulation and infrastructure for new financial technologies so entrepreneurs and enterprises can create great experiences for their customers.

We manage and eliminate the financial and non-financial risk involved with deploying these experiences around the world.

This way, new financial technology can deliver on the promise of improving and democratizing access to the economy for everyone.

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