About Us

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Brinkman Climate develops carbon offset projects in British Columbia, and supports the development of carbon markets around the world. We use economic tools that value keeping greenhouse gasses out of the atmosphere to develop real, on the ground projects that benefit society and the broader environment.

Project sourcing and business development are focused on markets with an existing price on carbon. British Columbia is up first, with its carbon neutral public service and Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) climate regulations. Existing carbon markets in Alberta, California & Quebec plus developing markets in Ontario, Washington and Oregon are up next. Where carbon markets are under discussion or development, we engage with government ministers, policy makers and private sector leaders to promote adoption of effective climate policy, and ensconce Brinkman Climate as a valued partner.

Maximizing our niche experience in turning a climate-benefiting action into offset, Brinkman Climate brings the carbon market intelligence you need to make your offset project a success. 


Brinkman Climate works with governments, NGOs and the private sector to develop locally-grown, socially and environmentally beneficial, compliance-grade offsets. The unit has an added focus of securing buyers for offsets generated through its projects – a critical link in the chain connecting demand for climate action with projects on the ground.

Brinkman Climate integrates Brinkman Earth System’s wealth of innovative research and project development in the area of ecosystem restoration. With provincial and municipal governments committed to carbon neutrality, and organizations seeking to offset their climate footprint, Brinkman Climate is using carbon finance to build new emissions reduction and removal projects throughout British Columbia and North America.

About the Team


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Robert Seaton, Carbon Analyst

Robert is a forest carbon and ecological restoration expert who has been working with the Brinkman Group for over 25 years, during which time he co-founded the technical and restoration divisions.

Robert is an expert forestry analyst, focusing on natural system valuation and the economics of sustainability, including through the integration of timber, grasslands, soil and other natural systems with carbon values. Robert is the lead author of a range of carbon sequestration protocols, methodologies and project design documents. He has developed many protocols including a REDD methodology under the Voluntary Carbon Standards for the World Bank BioCarbon Fund 2010, as well as a risk mitigation carbon asset structure for REDD carbon assets in British Columbia, Canada, in 2010. In addition, Robert has worked on many international forest carbon projects including projects in Zambia, Indonesia, Tanzania and Honduras.

Robert is also an established artist who provides finance and marketing consulting services to arts non-profits, and sits on a number of corporate and non-profit boards, including the Society for Ecological Restoration – Western Canada.


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Dirk Brinkman, Brinkman Group Founder and CEO

Since 1970, Dirk has been a core contributor to the innovation of operational practices and policy in reforestation, ecosystem restoration, First Nations resource management, conservation and climate solutions in Canada, US and the tropics.

He has published over one hundred articles and editorials and contributed to and conducted many workshops and working committees in forestry, climate and ecosystem management areas, including being lead researcher for the FFESC project from 2010-2012 and co-author of the Credible Conservation Offsets for Natural Areas in British Columbia: Technical Report, 2011.

Dirk’s work has been recognized with a number of other prestigious awards, including the Canada Forestry Achievement Award, and a honourary membership to the Association of BC Forest Professionals. He was recently appointed as a Director to the HEDC Natural Resources Board and to the Heiltsuk Resource Operations Board.  

Dirk is also the co-founder and a director of The Earth Partners LP which specializes in large scale forest and ecosystem restoration conservation biomass projects in the US.