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We are entrepreneurs and funders who reverse climate change by removing carbon dioxide. We have decided to draw down 1500 gigaton CO2 using nature based methods, regenerating ecosystems, driving the circular bio-based economy and restoring the carbon balance. Read more…

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Executive Team, Contributing Network and Board of Non-Executive Directors

Tim Flannery
scientific director
Ruurd Priester
co-founder, strategist
Willem Brandenburg
seaweed legend
Pier Vellinga
em. Hoogleraar Klimaatverandering


Climate Cleanup Foundation is an independent non-profit, established by entrepreneurs who actually take down CO2 from the oceans and the atmosphere. We drive the circular bio-based economy…

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To build a blooming sector we operate agile and lightly, in targeted partnerships and temporary teams creating focused interventions. This enables us to operate swiftly and swimmingly while having a maximum…

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Climate Cleanup
Looking for Managing Director
Climate Cleanup | 15 Jul 2019
Together with Ebbinge, advising on strategy and human resources, we’re looking for a managing director for our organisation. (more…)
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Climate Cleanup
Not just another day at Prodock
Climate Cleanup | 11 Jul 2019
We were happy to receive about 25 guests at the Open Day of our Climate Cleanup Solution Lab at Prodock in the Port of Amsterdam. (more…)
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