Forests are important carbon sinks
According to the recommendations of the Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi), the resolutions of the COP26 conference in Glasgow in 2021 and various scientific reports, forest conservation is one of the most urgently needed forms of climate action. In order to achieve a real impact here, the main focus of our project development and financing is on forest conservation and afforestation projects.
One requirement all projects must meet is that they operate to the highest standards. Core aspects are additionality, accuracy and permanence of emission reductions, socio-economic and environmental benefits for the region, and regular verification by independent third parties. Our approved project standards are the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), the Climate Community and Biodiversity Standard (CCBS) and the Gold Standard (GS).
Special work to accomplish the UN SDGs
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations (UN SDGs) are a blueprint for shaping global economic development in line with social justice and the ecological limits of the planet. Certified carbon offset projects make effective use of the close link between climate action and development aid – two major areas that the Sustainable Development Goals emphasize.
The Sustainable Development Goals want to transform current financial, economic and political systems to make them more sustainable. Our carbon offset projects make it possible to preserve existing ecosystems while simultaneously expanding sustainable forms of cultivation. They safeguard the health and supplies of populations and promote transfers of technology in emerging economies and developing countries.
Current information about our project work will be available soon.