Carbon Returns

We are people reversing climate change. We remove carbon dioxide from oceans and the atmosphere. We foster systemic conditions for the regenerative economy.


Climate Cleanup Foundation is an independent entrepreneurial non-profit funded by Ambassadors.
Together we pioneer systemic interventions to enable carbon returning in land, oceans,
rocks and constructions, creating a new nature economy.

Mokhtar Hussein

Mokhtar Hussein

design wizard

Arthur van de Graaf

Arthur van de Graaf


Job Schipper

Job Schipper

seaweed pioneer

Marcel Schuttelaar

Marcel Schuttelaar


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Construction Stored Carbon Credits

ASN Bank and Climate Cleanup have created a financial metric for carbon storage in the built environment. Based on this metric, with partners like Built by Nature carbon storage is now quantified and monetised, so financials can account and invest towards 1500 gigaton of carbon dioxide returned from the atmosphere.

Double Nature

We restore 1500 gigatons of COby doubling nature

To contain the climate crisis we need to restore 1500 gigatons of CO2. This happens to be about what is already sucked up by all living plants and trees on earth today. So to restore 1500 gigatons, we need to double nature. We reverse climate change by developing Nature-based carbon dioxide removal (Nature-based CDR) and we foster fundamental systemic conditions for entrepreneurial people, and all other life, to flourish in a regenerative society.

What we do


Double Nature Summit

Planning for regeneration and natural carbon restoration at scale

May 22-25, 2023


If doubling nature is the goal, Regeneration is the how. Regeneration is to put life at the center of every action and decision.


2040 – Join The Regeneration is the unique uplifting documentary film by Damon Gameau. The documentary featuring Paul Hawken (Project Drawdown) and Kate Raworth (Doughnut Economics) integrates the ideas in Drawdown and Doughnut Economics, and provides actual images of the future we create.

Fostering fundamental conditions

We foster the fundamental conditions for the regenerative new nature economy. Natural Climate Solutions can provide over 30% of the solution to reverse climate change, but receive not even 3% of funding. We are closing this gap by creating the conditions for entrepeneurial people and organisations to flourish.

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4th Global Enhanced Weathering Conference

May 4th, 2022

What we do


We do. RD&D are much needed for natural carbon returning, because potential is huge and largely untapped. We develop in practice as well as in our Natural Climate Solutions Lab.

Ocean | Land | Rock


We foster the fundamental conditions for people to thrive in the new nature economy.


We show the world what we want. We envision how beautiful the world will be in a new nature economy. We’re always fact-based: we show what can be done. And then we do.

Regeneration | Drawdown | 2040


Launch ONCRA at the COP27 in Egypt

ONCRA is out in the world. We launched ONCRA live from COP27 with co-founders and removers, from Bamboologic, The Seaweed Company, Scave, Boer in Natuur and greenSand. Take a look at the recording of the launch on our You Tube Channel. Join the ecosystem at,…

Book launch: Dutch translation Regeneration, ending the climate crisis in one generation

We’re very happy and proud the conversation between Lynn Zebeda and Paul Hawken at Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam, is online on our channel. Together with publisher Lemniscaat and partners we presented the Dutch translation of the book Regeneration, ending the…

Successes and failures 2021 / 2022

Thanks to our members we we able to work on a lot of interventions during the year 2021 / 2022. Click and take a look at the summery.

Internship at Climate Cleanup

Do you want to make a positive impact on our planet and our future? Climate Cleanup is an independent nonprofit organization that realizes scalable nature-based climate solutions that store carbon with nature(tech).
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Remover Spotlight

In an effort to introduce our entrepreneurs, ambassadors, and followers to each other, we like to feature one person (or organization) in every newsletter. Today, we’re highlighting the work of Liesbeth van Bemmel, the…

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Remover Spotlight

In an effort to introduce our entrepreneurs, ambassadors, and followers to each other, we like to feature one person (or organization) in every newsletter. Today, we’re highlighting the work of Heleen Eshuis, the founder…

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Join The 1500 Club

The 1500 Club supports our work. We are 1500 people taking responsibility for the removal the 1500 gigaton of extra CO2 in our atmosphere, using nature based solutions. The 1500 Club is by and for parents, entrepreneurs, investors, youth, decision makers and anyone else who wants to double nature and reverse climate change.

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We work with a network of great entrepreneurial people and organisations. If you would like to join us, just drop us a line.