It's more than just CO2 savings

Our carbon offset projects engage people and stimulate local development, on top of protecting the environment.

Carbon offset projects at ClimatePartner

ClimatePartner develops and invests in projects all around the world to provide its clients with a broad portfolio of high-quality and certified projects to invest in. This project portfolio consists of various technologies: 

Nature-based solutions 

  • Afforestation, forest protection, blue carbon, regenerative agriculture, improved forest management 

Social impact 

  • Clean cookstoves, clean drinking water, small biogas plants 

Green energy 

  • Wind energy, solar energy, hydropower, biogas/biomass, geothermal energy 

 

All carbon offset projects are based on international standards, such as the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), and the Gold Standard, and regularly audited by independent third parties. The standards set out the rules and requirements that all carbon offset projects must meet in order to be recognized as a proven method of avoiding, reducing or removing carbon emissions from the atmosphere. 

ClimatePartner has 400+ internationally certified carbon offset projects currently available in its portfolio or in cooperation with its global network. 

Impact beyond CO2 

The transition to a low carbon, more resource-efficient and sustainable world, needs to be fair, and it is crucial to provide support to the communities that are suffering the most from the impact of climate change. Sustainability is about more than just climate action and it is important that all strategies, initiatives, and investments are considered with this holistic impact in mind. 

This is why carbon offset projects often support multiple UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) beyond climate action (SDG #13). For example, clean cookstoves projects also have a positive impact on health and well-being (SDG #3) by reducing diseases linked to indoor smoke inhalation. Many afforestation projects empower women (SDG #5) in the local community they are situated in by providing decent work (SDG #8) throughout the project lifecycle, and they improve biodiversity (SDG #15).

Many of the standards (e.g. Gold Standard or VCS CCBS) require other impact categories to be monitored as well to receive certification, meaning the purchase of a carbon credit can entail multiple verified co-benefits. This can be a powerful way of driving sustainable development while tackling the urgent issue of climate change.

Additional commitment 

Next to carbon offset projects, ClimatePartner also offers a wide range of non-certified projects. These types of projects can be combined with a certified carbon offset project to create an additional commitment. One example could be that for each ton of carbon offset offsite in a certified carbon offset project, one additional tree is planted in your home country. 

ClimatePartner offers non-certified projects within the following categories: 

  • Regional afforestation in your country 
  • Ocean-plastic recovery with the Plastic Bank 
  • Soil carbon sequestration 
  • Biochar 
  • Peatland 

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How does a Carbon offset project work?

Carbon offset projects compensate for carbon emissions through, for example, afforestation efforts and the expansion of renewable energies. Independent organisations monitor the precise amounts of carbon saved, which are then sold in the form of CO2 reduction certificates, which in turn finance the project. Projects that can be carried out without this financial support are not recognised as a carbon offset project.