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No more CO₂ reduction possible? We compensate regionally.

 

CO₂-Compensation

Global warming must be kept to less than 2 degrees Celsius.

The emission of greenhouse gases such as CO₂, methane or nitrous oxide changes the earth’s climate. Climate change is manifested both by long-term climate change and by constantly rising average temperatures, increased climate fluctuations and extreme weather with storms, floods or drought. To slow down climate change, global warming must be kept below 2 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels.

The aim is to achieve a maximum temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. This means that the rise in global greenhouse gas emissions must be halted. The first step should always be to avoid or reduce CO₂ emissions.

Global Climate® therefore supports companies primarily in

  • Investment decisions that aim to reduce CO₂

  • the introduction of energy-saving processes or

  • the switch to green energy sources

Only when greenhouse gases can no longer be avoided and reduced will compensation through offset projects be considered. Although this does not reduce your own CO₂ footprint, greenhouse gases are reduced by compensation projects elsewhere in the world.

We advise you on the selection of climate protection projects

Should unavoidable CO₂ emissions still remain after the implementation of CO₂ reduction measures, we will be delighted to advise you on the selection of reliable, sustainable and transparent climate protection projects.

Voluntary offsetting of CO₂ emissions is sometimes seen by the public as “green-washing” or “indulgence trading”. Our opinion on this is clear:

Better to support a climate protection project than to do nothing at all! However, from Global Climate’s point of view, it is always better to invest directly in one’s own company to implement new energy-saving processes, green energy sources and comprehensive CO₂ education than to simply make payments to climate protection projects. In the medium term, this also makes more economic and technological sense for companies, so that they are not left behind by their competitors. Our focus here is on regional German climate protection projects. They are easier to monitor and supervise. They also comply with the wish of many companies based in Germany to compensate for CO₂ in the regions where it is created.

 

What is a climate protection project?

The compensation of CO₂ emissions caused is carried out via emission certificates. These offset the same amount of emissions in climate protection projects that a company cannot reduce on its own.

The purchase of certificates is used, for example, to finance projects to promote renewable energies or reforestation of woodlands. Many of these projects are located in emerging and developing countries and therefore often difficult to control.

We have thus focused on regional German climate protection projects, as they are easier to monitor and we want to give companies based in Germany the opportunity to engage regionally for the common interest. In this way we also contribute to the protection of the global climate.

Besides current climate protection, the projects we recommend also contribute to sustainable development. Every project we recommend is geared towards meeting the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the UN General Assembly.

We also regularly monitor our climate protection projects. We place particular emphasis on transparency and are guided by the quality standards of the Federal Environment Agency.
Since we constantly update our database, we can recommend various climate protection projects on request.

Since we constantly update our database, we can recommend various climate protection projects on request.

What do quality standards of climate protection projects involve?

The performance of quality standards depends on various factors. Among the most important criteria are:

Additionality

CO₂ offset projects must ensure that the project’s climate protection measure would not take place without the financial resources from the sale of the certificates. This means that projects that would have been carried out anyway do not fall under the category of compensation projects. In addition, a reference scenario is first created for each planned offset project. This so-called baseline shows how the emission of greenhouse gases would have developed without the implementation of the planned climate protection project. By comparing the expected emission savings of the climate protection project with the baseline, the achievable emission reduction can be calculated.

Permanence

A further prerequisite for the quality standards is their durability. This means that a minimum duration must be guaranteed.

Validation by third parties

All projects must be audited by an independent certification company.

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