Our myclimate projects
Your contribution to offsetting emissions will help climate protection projects in developing and emerging countries and here in Switzerland. These projects meet the strictest quality standards (Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), Gold Standard and Plan Vivo) and contribute to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). In addition to reducing CO2, all myclimate projects also contribute to social, ecological and economic development in the respective regions.
The foundation exclusively invests in projects whose contribution to climate protection can be specifically measured and that have a long-term effect. Such projects are committed to renewable energies that replace fossil-based energy sources. Another priority is to support energy-efficient technologies. myclimate undertakes to invest at least 80% of the offset payments it receives into climate protection projects with the aim of helping to shape the future of our world. Our projects are presented in more detail below.
Back to the green island with efficient and solar stoves, Madagascar
In order to reduce CO2 and counter the rapid deforestation on Madagascar, myclimate supports the manufacture and distribution of efficient cookers and climate-friendly solar cookers. The sensibilisation of pupils about environmental protection and climate friendly cooking as well as the reforestation of one seedling per cook stove sold are part of that project.
Animal manure produces clean biogas, Bali, Indonesia
The overall objective of this climate protection project is the installation of domestic biogas digesters as a clean, sustainable energy source throughout Indonesia. Domestic biogas provides a sustainable way for individual households with livestock to reduce dependence on firewood and expensive fossil fuels.
Savings groups enable women to afford an efficient cook stove, Siaya, Kenya
Traditionally the rural communities of the Siaya region of western Kenya have cooked on open fires, which require huge amounts of firewood. Thanks to community savings and loaning (CSL) groups, however, women can now afford more efficient stoves. This reduces the demand for firewood and thus protects the local forests, which leads to reduced CO2 emissions. Furthermore the CSL groups lead to a financial and social empowerment of women.
Electricity from FSC wood waste in the Amazon, Itacoatiara, Brazil
In the Brazilian Amazonas region, myclimate supports the switch from diesel to climate-friendly FSC woodchips for the production of electricity. This small-scale project is the first worldwide that generates emission reduction certificates on the basis of sustainably harvested biomass from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified forestry.
Climate protection projects in Switzerland
In addition, some of the carbon offset donations is used for various climate protection projects in Switzerland.