How Pachama Uses Tech to Help Solve Climate Change

by Diego Saez Gil

Diego Saez Gil is the founder of Pachama (YC W19). Pachama is building a marketplace where companies can support carbon offset projects.

He talks to Craig Cannon and YC partner Gustaf Alströmer about how Pachama uses technology to help solve climate change.

00:00 - Welcome Gustaf and Diego

01:19 - Diego's background

06:50 - What is Pachama?

09:25 - Using remote sensing to track carbon

11:37 - Connecting disparate groups

13:04 - How much carbon does a typical company offset?

15:28 - How big is the reforesting opportunity?

17:09 - What are the incentives to offset carbon?

18:40 - Why don't people trust carbon offsets?

20:33 - What are the different forest conservation


25:20 - How does Pachama use technology?

29:00 - Growth challenges

30:20 - Who are the customers?

32:12 - The future of the carbon market

32:48 - Fundraising for a climate startup

37:50 - Advice for people that want to start working in

the climate change space.

41:38 - Climate policy

43:23 - What are the most important things happening in

the space?

45:10 - The benefits of agroforestry and permaculture