Interview with Bruno Marino
was created in 2017 to commercialize the technologies of Planetary Emissions Management Inc.
PαC is a carbon measurement infrastructure, carbon pricing and carbon product company integrating multiple Earth, economic and social transactions to reduce emissions of CO2 and greenhouse gases (GHG). They do good by supporting forest landowners for their reduction of CO2 emissions through forest growth and management.
PαC respects the rights of all Indigenous People, their land and culture and thus excludes projects with a negative social impact to landowners and their rights as landowners. Likewise, PαC avoids any project that may have negative environmental impacts. The landowner plays a critical role in success of the PαC approach.
They believe and are optimistic that humanity can manage the Earth’s biosphere and resources for the future and for thousands of future generations. Mars optional. No need to go to Mars for the survival of humanity, they can live on our Earth for many generations to come. Their approach makes this possible in concert with humanity.
Hi Bruno! Could you please introduce your work with PαC and tell us a bit more about what led to your founding the company?
At Planet Alpha Corp, we are developing ways to balance nature and human activity. This is a blend of the internet of things and plant life as a whole and the biosphere of things. I founded Planet Alpha because it's abundantly clear that what we're doing, as a society to manage climate change is not doing the job, it simply isn't. Mitigating the effects of climate change on society. I believe we all have an affinity for a sustainable earth. Especially for generations of the future. These are the problems that PaC is addressing.
What are some of the main challenges facing indigenous communities in North America? How are they involved in the CO2 emissions management sphere?
The problems facing indigenous peoples are very similar around the planet. Primarily, this involves the loss of their land rights and to the resources on their land. This is remarkable, given that Indigenous people occupy about 17% of the forest carbon on the planet. Thus we must preserve indigenous peoples way of life and how they care for the land. If we want that carbon in their forests to remain in the soil and not be released to the atmosphere that will only add to the warming problem.
How has your own work within the field of GHG research evolved since you first founded PαC?
If I could go back in time, what would I say to myself relative to what I know now? I would say do not wait for someone else to tell you what you know. I think we all know and have known over the past decades, that climate change is affecting society and that's important to us. I would simply say to myself: do this now and don't wait.
If you could go back in time and speak to the past version of yourself that founded PαC, knowing what you know now, what would you say?
Planet Alpha has evolved quite a bit. We've come to realise that science alone is not enough to solve the problems that societies are facing. Action at the global scale is very difficult to enable. It's very difficult to transform human behaviour into a set of behaviours that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. From our perspective, PaC sits at the fringe of nature and its destruction, with the advance of human activity. It is at this point that we believe that we can engineer, negotiate and develop a balance between these two forces in a way that allows us to manage the planet, now and for future generations. In technical terms, PaC does all this by measuring the dynamic movement of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere to the biosphere.
What's next for your work with PαC? What are the main projects and innovations you'll be focusing on in the next year?
Planet Alpha is initiating two large programs in the DRC in Africa. These programs are in fact our prototypes. If they are successful, we hope to fund these in other areas of the world. As this type of program is needed to preserve nature. From our perspective, what's next is what we do. Both of these programs involve indigenous people. They involve forests that are intact. They involve forests that had been destroyed. They involve interests that are contra to preservation. There is a whole reality microcosm of the planet as a whole. We're hopeful that this type of program that we engage in with our communities abroad, will make a difference or show us how to balance, engineer and negotiate, nature and human activity. This would mean that warming effects are reduced and community quality is enhanced. All of this is embodied in a regulation A+ Security, issued by the US SCC that allows PaC to issue stock and to allow best investors to buy that stock.