Finance climate protection projects

Finance climate protection projects

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.

Financing climate protection worldwide

Climate protection cannot be solved in the industrialized countries alone. Often, the very countries that are most affected by the impacts of climate change have only a small carbon footprint themselves. At the same time, it is precisely there that there is a lack of financial resources, know-how and infrastructure to make the necessary investments in sustainable development. Closing this financing gap is another responsibility of the industrialized countries. Companies can and must participate by supporting certified climate protection projects.

In addition to reducing emissions within the company itself, this financing of climate protection projects is an important part of the climate protection strategy. The Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) also calls for this: Companies must "invest beyond their science-based reduction targets to mitigate climate change elsewhere. There is an urgent need to increase near-term climate finance; however, these investments should be in addition to deep emissions reductions, not in lieu of them." (see Item 4, SBTi Net Zero Standard).

Climate protection projects at ClimatePartner

ClimatePartner develops and supports climate projects worldwide together with its project-oriented subsidiary ClimatePartner Impact. As our customer, this gives you access to a portfolio of more than 400 carefully selected, high-quality climate protection projects.

In over 15 years of working with project developers, we have implemented increasingly rigorous due diligence processes. We only include projects in our portfolio that are certified according to international standards and validated by independent third parties and meet additional quality requirements. ClimatePartner's registry management is audited and certified annually by TÜV Austria, a leading environmental auditor.

Transparency is crucial

To enable companies to make their investments in climate protection transparent, ClimatePartner provides an individual Climate-ID website. There, we make all important information about the climate protection projects accessible: project technology, region and standard, validators and verifiers, the CO2 volume and the SDGs to which the project contributes. Their Climate ID website also shows the achievements for all 5 steps of the climate change strategy. Companies can thus present their entire commitment transparently - an important prerequisite for their credibility.

Write to us and start your climate protection strategy today!

Write to us and start your climate protection strategy today!