ABOUT US

What is Batan?

Batan is a digital carbon offset and a collective effort to address climate change. By using social media, the power of the crowd, and secure digital transaction technology, Batan turbo-charges existing efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The batan offset is composed of a basket of allowances and offsets from the world’s main emissions trading and carbon credit schemes. The basket composition reflects the size of each scheme and is designed to represent a global emissions reduction unit.

By purchasing and owning batans, you are supporting all of the major emissions reductions schemes around the world.

When you join Batan, you become part of a network of people who care about climate change and who are doing something about it. Individually there seems to be little we can do to have an impact on climate change, but collectively, we are powerful. As we each assume our responsibility and act, the drops in the ocean become waves which resonate around the globe.

What is the basket?

Batan is designed to be a standard global product representing the global emissions market. Individuals and companies can use a single product across all geographies. The basket uniquely includes both carbon offsets, which help fund new emissions reduction projects, and cancelled emissions allowances, which reduce emissions from existing sources. Some experts prefer offsets whereas others prefer allowances – our product includes both.

How much of an impact can we have?

We have dimensioned our technical platform to be able to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 100 billion tonnes. If we are able to achieve a fraction of this, we will collectively “move the dial” on global warming.

Who are we?

We are a small team based in England. We’re social entrepreneurs and we believe in the power of people to change everything. Kevin is a physicist who started a solar energy company. Lydia is a psychologist who helps people and small companies with social media. Peter is an archeologist who writes software programs. Our advisory board is composed of some of the most experienced actors in the emissions markets, environmentalists, CSR experts and an economist. We’ve been working very hard to build Batan into a robust scalable platform that can change the world. Please get in touch if you want to join the team.

Members of the Advisory Board

James Cameron — Chairman of the Overseas Development Institute. James is also an advisor to the Climate Bonds Initiative, a trustee member of the UK Green Building Council and was a member of the Green Investment Bank Commission. Up until recently James was non-executive Chairman of Climate Change Capital of which he was one of the founding members.

Mark Campanale — Founder of the Carbon Tracker Initiative. Prior to forming Carbon Tracker, Mark had twenty five years experience in sustainable financial markets including co-founding some of the first responsible investment funds at Jupiter Asset Management, NPI, AMP Capital, and Henderson Global Investors.

Dr. Garrick Hillman — Senior Research Associate at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance and a Researcher at the Centre for Macroeconomics. He was recently ranked as one of the 100 most influential economists in the UK and Ireland and he is regularly asked to share his research and perspective with the FT, BBC, CNBC, WSJ, Sky News, and other media. Garrick's technology experience includes co-founding a San Francisco-based tech incubator and IT strategy consulting for multinationals..

Hunter Lovins — President of Natural Capitalism Solutions and co-creator of the Natural Capitalism concept. Author of 15 books and hundreds of papers, Hunter is a founding partner of Principium, an impact investing firm. Winner of the Right Livelihood Award, and Sustainability Pioneer, she is a recognized as a leader of the New Economy movement. Time Magazine named her as a Millennium Hero for the Planet.

Adrian Rimmer — CEO, European Environmental Markets plc. Adrian has 20 years’ executive management experience with 10 years in the environmental markets. Adrian is the former CEO of The Gold Standard Foundation responsible for all operations in 10 countries and oversight of 1,200+ projects in 50 countries.

Jan Olaf Willums — Founder & Chair, InSpire Invest, ZEM (Zero Emission Mobility), Move About. Jan Olaf has been working for over 20 years to help us transition to a sustainable economy, advising governments and institutions and founding companies with environmental missions — such as Think, the first electric vehicle company.

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This privacy policy is for this website www.batan.io and served by Shop 2 Save the Planet Limited and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it. The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore, the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.

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v.2.0 April 2013 Edited & customised by: Batan Limited

FAQs

1) How does it work?

Governments around the world have set up all kinds of emissions trading schemes designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Not all of them work very well, and all of them could be made to work better. That’s where we come in.

Most emissions trading systems work by issuing annual “allowances” to green house gas emitters. Every year the number of these allowances is reduced, squeezing out emissions. Companies are allowed to trade allowances so that those who can reduce emissions cheaply can sell their allowances to those whose reductions would be costlier. Batan can further reduce emissions by purchasing these traded allowances and cancelling them, so that emitters can’t use them.

In addition to emissions trading schemes, governments, the United Nations and NGOs have established various carbon credit schemes which support greenhouse gas reduction projects (such as renewable energy) around the globe.

The batan offset is composed of a basket of allowances and credits from the world’s main emissions trading and carbon credit schemes. The basket composition reflects the size of each scheme, and is designed to represent a global emissions reduction unit.

By purchasing and owning batan you are participating on all of the major emissions reductions schemes around the world.

2) What is your role?

Our civilization has caused global warming mostly by burning fossil fuels to keep us warm, make electricity, power our factories and farms and transportation systems. We can try to reduce our emissions by changes in our lifestyle, and in the products and services that we consume, but as long as we participate in society, we can’t eliminate our emissions completely, and many of us are not able to reduce them significantly as we have jobs to go to, children to feed, and we are not ready or able to move to the countryside, purchase a plot of land, grow our own vegetables, and build small hydro-plants or wind farms. Whether we like it or not, we emit greenhouse gases, mostly carbon dioxide, in our day-to-day life. So what can we do about it?

We can try to calculate these emissions, and there are “carbon calculators” which attempt to do this. But it’s complex, time-consuming, and often very inaccurate: how can we know how much “carbon” is embedded in the products we buy and consume? We believe that a more reasonable approach is to assume a personal responsibility for your share of your country’s emissions. So we have developed a simple carbon calculator which calculates your carbon footprint according to where you live, and how long you have been on this planet. It is not perfect, but it is expedient. For those of you who have already made an effort to reduce your emissions, we have included a “low carbon lifestyle” option. And for those of you who need to travel frequently for work or family reasons, we have included a “high carbon lifestyle” option.

3)How can Batan evolve?

Batan aims to be a secure, transparent, decentralised peer-to-peer network which allows individuals and companies to accurately transmit, track and store carbon offsets. Currently, Batan is operated using traditional accounting methods. However, a proprietary blockchain is being developed that will turn Batan into a distributed digital currency platform adapted for carbon markets and enable members to securely transfer offsets to friends and family members.Companies will be able to distribute batans to their customers by embedding it into their products and services with QR codes and bar codes..

For those of you who like technical details, Batan’s blockchain backend will facilitate highly secure transactions and create a distributed public ledger. A complete public record of all transactions and holdings will be visible to all. Unlike Bitcoin, whose value is based solely on utility and speculation, Batan is a backed unit of account that represents carbon removed from the atmosphere. Furthermore, Batan’s architecture ensures that Batan holders automatically secure the blockchain themselves. This eliminates the need for wasteful third party mining, making Batan energy efficient and low carbon.

Being internet-based and using a secure peer-to-peer platform, Batan is unlike any other carbon offsetting programme. Batan has the potential to scale to the point of having a significant impact on the climate.

4) How much of an impact can we have?

We have dimensioned our technical platform to be able to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 100 billion tonnes. If we are able to achieve fraction of this, we will collectively “move the dial” on global warming.

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