How do climate protection projects work?
Climate protection projects reduce, avoid or bind greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. This is achieved, for example, through the expansion of renewable energies, forest protection or reforestation, social impact projects such as clean cooking stoves or drinking water, or still other technologies. The effect is demonstrable and is calculated in tons of CO2. By supporting climate protection projects, you contribute to the global financing of climate protection.
Climate protection projects are certified according to international standards such as the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) or the Gold Standard and are regularly audited by independent third parties. This makes climate protection projects an important tool in the fight against climate change.
Climate protection projects enable the transformation process in the project countries towards more sustainable technologies and thus the long-term reduction of emissions. They also promote sustainable development in the respective project region, they improve the living conditions of local people or contribute to the preservation of biodiversity. One globally recognized yardstick for measuring such positive effects is the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Each of the climate protection projects in the ClimatePartner portfolio contributes to several SDGs.