Energy-efficient cook-stoves replace open fire places for cooking and therefore preserve the local forest. This project is implementend by our partner Kagera Coffee Union in cooperation with gepa and El Puente.
Our partner RDIS in Rwanda implements this project, and replaces open fire places for cooking with energy-efficient cook-stoves. Additionally water filters are in use to make clean drinking water available.
Currently we support five projects in India that focus on energy-efficiency and the use of renewable energy. All projects reduce emissions, tackle poverty, support the health and stimulate gender equality.
Due to the use of the wonderbag less wood has been used for cooking. This supports the conservation of the forest.
Renewable energy through biogas plants on household level reduces emissions, supports income and offers clean technology in the project in Cuba.
Die Partnerorganisation SAHAS unterstützt die indigene Bevölkerung durch die Bereitstellung von Biogasanlagen, energieeffizienten Kochherden und Trinkwasserfiltern.
development of the voluntary carbon offset market
The development of the voluntary carbon offset market from the Kyoto Protocol to the Paris Climate Protection Treaty is of interest to Klima-Kollekte as a carbon offset provider operating in the voluntary market. In the following, we explain the current status (as of February 09, 2021, data subject to change) and would like to point out that the final developments cannot yet be foreseen in their entirety.
Under the Kyoto Protocol, industrialized countries are obliged to reduce their GHG emissions; under the Paris Climate Change Treaty, all countries have committed to reduce their GHG emissions. The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), under which companies in industrialized countries previously obligated to finance emission reductions in developing and emerging countries and receive credit for them as savings, expires at the end of 2021.
In order to avoid double counting of the same carbon savings in Germany and in the host country of the project, Klima-Kollekte would like to be able to continue to transparently demonstrate whether the carbon reductions achieved in its climate protection projects are credited by the host country towards meeting its climate target. If this is not the case, the host country's reporting must not include the carbon reductions achieved. Exactly what procedures can be used to organize this will possibly be discussed at the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow in November 2021.
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A "Very Good" from the German Consumer Organization “Stiftung Warentest” for the Klima-Kollekte
Stiftung Warentest carried out a study on voluntary CO2 compensation. As one of six participating organizations, Klima-Kollekte gGmbH was examined - and achieved the rating "very good".
The experts wanted to know what the compensation providers are actively doing for climate protection and how they account for their actions. The decisive factor for the test result was the quality of the compensation. In order to be able to measure them, they evaluated the certificates confirming CO2 savings of the projects. The best ratings obtained certificates issued in accordance with the Gold Standard. The Gold Standard is a seal of quality for climate protection projects in developing countries (see above). The WWF and other environmental associations developed it in 2003 seeking to ensure benefits of the projects for both - climate and people. In this respect, Klima-Kollekte has scored among the best, as it works with the particularly demanding Gold Standard certificates.
Detailed test results can be found in the Finanztest edition (03/2018) and on the website of Stiftung Warentest. The test table shows how Klima-Kollekte compares with other suppliers for the criteria quality of compensation, transparency, management and control.