A number of different standards exist for compensation projects.
The Gold Standard, which was developed in 2003 with extensive input from environmental and development experts, defines additional social and ecological quality criteria and ensures that the projects meet the highest standards.
In accordance with the Gold Standard, Klima-Kollekte only supports projects involving energy efficiency and renewable energies. This ensures that they make a contribution to a form of economic development that is not based on the use of environmentally harmful energy sources such as oil, gas and coal.
The projects that are currently being supported are:
Biogas plants in India
Energy-efficient cook stoves in India
Solar lamps in India
Energy-efficient cook stoves in Nicaragua
Klima-Kollekte projects meet Gold Standard requirements for certification. Klima-Kollekte does so because Gold Standard requirements are more stringent than
those stipulated by the Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS) or the Duke Standard regarding environmental compatibility, societal considerations and human rights. Projects that reduce annual CO2 emissions by less than 5,000 metric tons of CO2 are executed in accordance with the Gold Standard.