ARTHA Ecotechnology is creating a public and open-source social and technology layer to shape the future of the carbon markets

New POC Proposal

ARTHA Ecotechnology - Bring blockchain to carbon credits market

ARTHA Ecotechnology prioritises accessibility and transparency across the value chain of the carbon markets:

  • Those looking to acquire carbon credits can do so efficiently and securely using Web3 tools.

  • To claim the environmental benefit of any carbon credits, ARTHA retirement infrastructure enables this to happen with no reliance on intermediaries.

  • Anyone who holds ARTHA tokens, can participate directly of the carbon market. The ARTHA token will represent all carbon projects running in Brazil. it will serve like an index for all carbon projects.

Core Concept and purpose statement

The system will be build on a public blockchain and is fully transparent, for the first time creating a level playing field across the market. The permissionless and interoperable nature of public blockchains enables greater innovation and lower transaction costs across the market. We believe so, that Cartesi has all feature that we need to advance with our project.

The aims to ARTHA Ecotechnology is reorient the carbon markets to be more equitable, and ensure that they prioritize the climate. To achieve this, an economy is required, an economy built on top of open, transparent and public infrastructure.

How will you use Cartesi, specifically?

For all understand our demand and why we considering Cartesi solutions, we updating the thread to clarify and not be generic.
We intend to develop web-based Collaborative Platform in the Offshore Energy industry and ESG solutions that can be automated and can apply ML to accelareta some aspects, like carbon inventory and report ESG KPI. Our platform connects Operators, EPCI Companies, and Manufacturers by making available business & technical information on equipment, systems, and installation resources, as IoT devices to crop and farm sensors.
We will have large demand for ArcGIS server and both demand can run on Cartesi platform.

Value Proposition

This proposition will put the Cartesi solutions at the core of the carbon market. US$ 1.14B off-chain credits have been created, with US$ 577M retired. 25.4M credits have been brought on-chain, with 874K retired.

Estimated Duration and Funds Requested

Duration: [12/months]

Funds request (USD) for the POC: 30k USD for pre-seed

Subsequent Vision and Extensibility

The ARTHA’s project has four phases:

  • first: sale carbon inventory/reports about footprint of the companies
  • second: sale report about ESG actions to the companies clients
  • third: after accomplished the carbon reports and ESG practices, the companies will need to mitigate their footprints buy our token
  • fourth: tokenizing the environmental assets: crops, farms, forests, carbon projects

Risks and Contingency Plans

The project has 4 phases, each of them is independent and represents one business.

Success criteria

The project will be successful when each phase is linked to each other, feeding itself.

Final report

[Upon a failure of the POC, the Grants Council may still issue prorated payment if the applicant provides a written debriefing that sufficiently details the approaches used, why they failed, and what next steps would be if someone else were to resume the project. This will be shared with the community. Do you agree to provide this? Yes/no]


About Your Development team

Leandro França de Mello has been linked to the carbon market since its founding based on the Kyoto protocol. Having been a member of the board of the Urban Observatory/Uerj linked to the UN/HABITAT Program.

He was founder of the NGO Angraviva in 1999. His activities were supported by Petrobras and Grendene industries.

He was a direct advisor to Prof.Ph.d.Claudio Lucarevschi Ivanof, former national secretary of the Ministry of Transport and former Minister of Transport in the Itamar Franco government.

The first Kyoto Protocol study materials were translated by Leandro for use at the Urban Observatory.

He was also technically and financially responsible for the Guanabara Bay Depollution Program (PDBG) and carbon market consultant for Cepuerj.

He was also a consultant for the Itaguaí Commercial Association for environmental matters and for the city of Duque de Caxias.

In addition to the environmental area that is his passion, he specialized and was one of the forerunners of the cryptocurrency market in Brazil, having led the first efforts through the Department of the Environment of Mato Grosso to take Blockchain technology to crops. Leading the first pilot projects in this segment, with the association of bee product producers.

For the environmental area, he has a specialization in ESG from the University of Pennsylvania.

Our whitepaper: ARTHA WHITEPAPER.pdf - Google Drive

Our businesse deck: Artha_Deck. - Google Drive

ERC-20 Payee address


Hello leanderdulac,

First of all, thanks for your proposal! And congratulations on tackling such an important problem I also hope that blockchain technology will make the carbon credits market more efficient and pervasive. However, not too clear on the use of Cartesi for that at the moment, or in the way you described. I think there are some misconceptions on your text about how Cartesi works. For example, Cartesi is referred as a blockchain which is not exactly correct!

I recommend joining our Discord server:

There you can ask questions and get more familiarised with the technology. Can probably get some help with improving this proposal too, finding something that makes more sense.

Those are my 2 cents :slight_smile:

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