The world’s highest-quality nature-based (NB) carbon removal credits.


  • Climate change is proceeding at an alarming rate
  • Companies need trustworthy means of offset their remnant emissions
  • Vulnerable coastal communities face existential risk from climate change


Giant bamboo is one of nature’s most prolific carbon sequestration technologies – the fastest growing plant on Earth regenerates continuously after harvest. It restores degraded land and is symbiotic with many edible plants, creating food security, jobs and climate change adaption for vulnerable communities in the Global South. 


We are creating new bamboo agroforestry plantations all over Central America’s in some of the world’s best climates to grow the construction material of the 21st century.  These plantations will also be owned and managed by some of the most vulnerable communities in the world.

Cutting-edge geospatial and dMRV platform

Cutting-edge geospatial and dMRV platform

Our Services


New Plantation Management

Our trained professionals supervise and manage initial cadastral surveys, seed selection, production and planting of bamboo for properties that have pre-registered interest in starting a bamboo agroforestry plantation.

Carbon Accounting

We measure and report carbon sequestration, calculate the number of carbon offsets generated and the registration of those in the world’s leading carbon registries.

Geospatial Solutions

We provide geospatial tools and open-source algorithms, enabling a participatory process for calibration and adjustment alongside other up-to-date technologies, including ML (Machine Learning) and AI (Artificial Intelligence).

Carbon Credit Certification

We provide our certificates based on international standards, such as Core Carbon Principles from the Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Markets (ICVCM), and will always fulfill the world’s best practice for quality, transparency and integrity.


All carbon credits created through CASSA Clima will meet the highest integrity standards for each of the 10 Core Carbon Principles by the Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Markets (ICVCM)

Data and MRV is a pillar of our business model and ethos.

Verifiable and detailed metrics are provided for each of the SDG co-benefits in each credit. 

Core Carbon Principles


Observation of the Earth - with satellites and UAV - offers a cost-effective and reliable method to reduce emissions and monitor the carbon absorption capacity of regenerative agricultural soils and bamboo forests.

Granular and Precise Monitoring

Granular and Precise Monitoring

Ground surveys can be costly and might compromise the verification of a carbon sink. By contrast, UAV and remote sensing provides high-granularity measurements, allowing us to monitor, report, and verify our practices more effectively.

Effective Verification Methods

Effective Verification Methods

Satellites allow agricultural practices to be monitored in real-time, as farmers combine traditional techniques with innovative practices. With bamboo’s growing speed, we can effectively see carbon sequestration in action.


Sustainable Development Goals Wheel

Impact is at the heart of CASSA Clima.

We work closely with communities and local stakeholders at all times.

The following SDGs are tracked, out-of-the-box for all credits

  • SDG 5 (Gender Equality)
  • SDG 8 (Decent Work and Growth)
  • SDG 1 (No poverty)

We can design bespoke programs, where credits can also verifiably impact other SDGs, or deepen the demonstrable impact.


The majority of the owners of these bamboo agroforestry plantations and producers of these NB carbon credits are:

  • Community organizations
  • Agricultural cooperatives
  • Small and medium farmers
  • Women-led organizations
  • Public degraded lands

These are the owners and primary recipients of the funds from sales of CASSA Clima Carbon Credits. 

In the process, we are helping these communities become producers of two hot commodities – carbon sequestration and the building material of the 21st century.


CASSA Clima is born out of activities of its parent company, CASSA, the leading sustainable construction company in Guatemala.  Since 2013, CASSA has demonstrated that sustainable carbon-neutral construction can be universally accessible and that bamboo is a phenomenal building material and vital to help humanity decarbonize construction.

In 2022, CASSA participated in the Climate Smart Forest Economy Program and helped 2 climate-vulnerable communities adapt by growing community bamboo plantations and teaching them how to build their own bamboo houses. The program was a wild success, with DIY homes withstanding hurricanes untouched and inspiring the community to rebuild itself with bamboo. 

Bamboo can help solve the world housing and climate crises | World Economic Forum (

CASSA Clima, an affiliate, was established to help thousands of villages, communities and farmers establish their own bamboo agroforestry plantations, their greatest ally in their fight to adapt to climate change. In scaling this, we are also helping the world mitigate by removing enormous amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere thanks to the fastest-growing plant on earth which will also become the building material of the 21st century.


Tono Aguilar

Tono Aguilar

Social entrepreneur and President of CASSA. His work has been recognized by the World Economic Forum, Swiss Re Foundation, United Nations and Interamerican Development Bank. Prior to founding CASSA and CASSA Clima, he co-founded Quetsol, a distributed solar energy company. He graduated from Harvard University in 2006 with a Master's in Astrophysics and a Bachelor's with Honors in Astrophysics and Physics.

Héctor Monterroso Viau

Héctor Monterroso Viau

Creative, accomplished, and result driven financial executive, with focus on infrastructure, energy, and agribusiness. He leads teams and relationships based on win / win principles, fellowship, and trust. He is focused on long-term results with solid working principles of strategic & financial planning. Héctor holds a Bachelor's in accounting and auditing from Universidad Francisco Marroquín, an MBA and a LL.M from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Jean-Roch Lebeau

Expert in territorial development and sustainable planning, specialist in geospatial tools for environmental monitoring. With over 25 years of experience in Central America, he has served as a project coordinator for UNDP, focusing on regional planning, strategic ecosystem valuation, geospatial information system and local development. He has been part of Guatemala's negotiation team in COP22 and COP26 regarding the country's commitments to climate change. He is currently a consultant for development agencies in territorial policies. Jean Roch Lebeau is a Land Surveyor Engineer with a Master's in Territorial Development (National Geographic Science School of France), and Master's in Sustainable Real Estate Development (Polytechnic School of Madrid).

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