Merit Valdsalu

Merit is the CEO and Co-founder of Single.Earth, a platform that trades natural resources as tokenised virtual goods. Before founding Single.Earth, Merit worked in localisation at Pipedrive, one of Estonia’s tech unicorns. Learn more about Merit by watching her TEDx talk at the bottom of the page.

What is the problem?

Forests are the foundation of life - but it’s under threat from deforestation and forest degradation. Millions of hectares of forest are lost permanently each year because they are more valuable cut down than standing. If nothing is done up to 420 million acres of forest could be lost between 2010 and 2030. Additionally, the ownership of land is not clear-cut. In many of the world's largest rainforests, there are various 'landowners' for the same piece of land, and proof of land ownership is extremely difficult.

What is the Solution?

Merit's TEDx Talk