About us

Klima-Kollekte serves as a CO2 offset initiative of Christian churches, enabling each individual to actively offset their carbon footprint. These offset payments are strategically directed towards projects in Global South countries, where they not only alleviate local poverty by empowering women, safeguarding health, and fostering opportunities but also contribute to a reduction in CO2 emissions, thereby protecting the climate. These climate protection initiatives are affiliated with church organizations or their partners, ensuring that your contribution to climate protection is utilized with transparency and trust, aligning with the values upheld by the partner houses of Klima-Kollekte.

Established in 2011, Klima-Kollekte is a nonprofit entity committed to this cause. Oversight and decision-making lie with the management and shareholders' meeting of Klima-Kollekte gGmbH, who, after consulting the expert committee, determine the selection of projects.

The dedicated team at Klima-Kollekte is here to support you in adopting environmentally friendly practices, aiding in the preservation of our planet. We offer comprehensive emission calculations and guidance on climate protection management. Any remaining emissions can be effectively offset through projects in the realm of renewable energies and energy efficiency facilitated by Klima-Kollekte.

We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to collaborate with you.

Klima-Kollekte

contacts

Martin Ihm

Manager

Tel: 030 65211-1036

 

Martin Ihm studied social sciences and agricultural economics. He worked for the Society for International Cooperation in Malawi and then for the United Nations World Food Programme in Ethiopia on the topics of poverty reduction and food security.

Since March 2022, he has been working for the Klima-Kollekte as a consultant in the field of carbon footprinting and advising since 15. February 2023 he is working as manager.

Katharina Bredigkeit

Education and Cooperation

Tel: 030 65211-1956

 

[Translate to Englisch:] Aleksandra Giersch
Aleksandra Giersch

Employee Accounting

Tel: +49 30 65211-4001

 

Aleksandra Giersch studied architecture in Berlin and then worked in several companies. After further training as a tax clerk, she has expanded her knowledge in a Berlin tax office over the last five years and has been supporting Klima-Kollekte in the accounting department since March 2021.
 

[Translate to Englisch:]
Rawan Alsawwaf

Student assistant

Tel: 030652114001

 

Rawan Alsawwaf is currently doing her masters in „Linguistik im Kontext: Erwerb-Mehrsprachigkeit-Kommunikation“ at Potsdam university. She currently works as a student assistant in the communication department.

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Sabrina Rau

Student assistant

Tel: 030 65211-4001

 

Sabrina Rau has volunteered in various sustainable projects in Asia, Australia and Europe both before and after her studies in geography (B.A.). Her main tasks included educational work for school children, organising sustainable festivals and supporting organic farming on permaculture farms. Since the beginning of 2021, Sabrina has been supporting Klima-Kollekte as a student assistant.

Lukas Küsters (Kopie 1)

Studentische Mitarbeiter

Tel: 030 65211-1021

 

Lukas Küsters is studying Geographical Development Studies with a focus on human-environment relations and postcolonial theories in Berlin. During research trips to India and Ghana, he studied the livelihood systems and work-family conflicts of informal waste workers.

Isabelle Srugies

Donor service

Tel: 030 65211-4001

 

Isabelle Srugies was looking for new possible fields of work in the administrative area and completed an internship at Klima-Kollekte from February 2022 to May 2023. She brings experience in advertising design, office assistance and event management. Since June 2023, she has been working for us as an employee in the area of donor service.

Magdalena Müller
Magdalena Krewitt

Carbon Footprint and Consultation on parental leave

 

Magdalena Müller studied Regional Studies Latin America (B. A.) in Cologne and Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Environmental and Resource Economics (M. Sc.) in Kiel. The main areas of her studies were climate, energy and resource economics with a focus on emissions trading and national and international climate agreements.

Since April 2022, she has been working for Klima-Kollekte as an education and cooperation officer.

 

"What are the differences between Klima-Kollekte and other providers?"

The Klima-Kollekte supports climate-friendly action and thus preserves creation. In doing so, it works with the particularly demanding Gold Standard for the Global Goals. Its partner organizations are based in the church context and most of them have many years of experience in development cooperation. The climate protection contributions are used in a transparent and trustworthy manner - this is what the Klima-Kollekte and its partner organizations stand for.

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