Who we are

Klima-Kollekte is a CO2 compensation fund of Christian churches in Germany. As a completion to existing offsetting offers, Klima-Kollekte wants to gain organizations, institutes, communities and private persons for offsetting inevitable greenhouse gas emissions. What is to emphasize is that offsetting of CO2 emissions is realized by climate protection projects of church organizations or their partners in developing countries. Klima-Kollekte benefits from their linkage to churches: thus, longtime evenly relations to project partners in countries of the South can be used.
Associates are
The “Bischöfliches Hilfswerk Misereor” -  Episcopal relief organization “Misereor”
The “Evangelische Werk für Diakonie und Entwicklung“ (EWDE) - Protestant organization for social welfare and development
The „Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland“ (EKD) - Protestant Church Germany
The  „Fastenopfer - Katholisches Hilfswerk Schweiz"
The „Forschungsstätte der Ev. Studiengemeinschaft Heidelberg (FEST)“ - Research establishment of the protestant studies‘ community Heidelberg
The "Kindermissionswerk 'Die Sternsinger'" - Missionary Childhood Association `Die Sternsinger`
The „Zentrum für Mission und Ökumene – nordkirche weltweit“ - Center for mission and Ecumenical Christianity

The non-profit Ltd

Klima-Kollekte was founded as non-profit Ltd. All organizations participating are associates of the non-profit Ltd in equal shares.
As of 1st January 2011, the registry Klima-Kollekte started its work and is established in the Protestant association for social welfare and development in Berlin. The headquarters is at the FEST in Heidelberg. Klima-Kollekte is controlled by the associates’ assembly which also decides about the choice of projects. The FEST in Heidelberg provides scientific support.