The price for compensating a ton of CO2 is usually derived from the costs that occur from the emissions savings in the relevant compensation project. The costs depend on the size of the project, the technology used and the country in which the project is implemented. This means that, for instance, saving a ton of CO2 by building biogas plants in India entails higher costs than a solar thermal energy project in the Czech Republic or introducing more energy-efficient methods of cooking in South Africa. Generally speaking, large projects have lower costs per ton than small ones. According, prices tend to vary from project to project.
The prices are also influenced through the trading of certificates on the markets.
Calculating a different price for each compensation payment would be complicated for both customers and providers. For this reason, Klima-Kollekte calculates an average price, just as other providers do.