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A Turnaround with Records – myclimate Publishes its Annual Report 2016

Zurich, 29 June 2017 – The Swiss climate protection foundation myclimate today published its 2016 annual report. Overall in 2016, around 725,000 tonnes of CO2 were offset by companies and private individuals through myclimate climate protection projects. This is an absolute record value. The fact that far more climate protection would be possible without any problems is proven by the myclimate climate protection projects, which also delivered new record results and positive news for worldwide climate protection in 2016. myclimate's educational activities were able to continue their growth trend and to celebrate premieres.

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The airline industry's climate protection deal

Zurich, 7th October 2016 – myclimate criticises the climate protection deal reached today by the international aviation industry. "The concept of 'climate-neutral growth' from the ICAO CORSIA (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation) agreement is an enormous missed opportunity. In light of climate change, global emissions goals and the economic situation, the best approach would be to fully offset the 800 million tons of CO2 that aircraft release into the atmosphere annually. And with 100 billion additional dollars in their pockets, this is something the industry could do", says myclimate Managing Director René Estermann.

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Impetus from Paris? – myclimate Publishes Annual Report 2015

Zurich, 13 July 2016 – The Swiss climate protection foundation myclimate today published its 2015 annual report. The outstanding initial situation as a result of record low energy prices is not reflected in the foundation's operating result. The strong results of the divisions Consulting & Solutions and Climate Education as well as the operating result of the subsidiary myclimate Deutschland do not completely offset the decline in compensated tonnes. Overall in 2015, 550,000 tonnes of CO2 were compensated by companies and private individuals with myclimate climate protection projects. In 2015, these delivered further record results and positive news for global climate protection.

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Tourism and climate protection – a blue ribbon panel on the consequences of the Paris Climate Agreement and the Tourism Awards

Zürich/Reutlingen, 1 March 2016 – 195 countries have agreed to limit climate change in the Paris Agreement reached at the climate conference in Paris. The change to a more climate friendly society will also not spare tourism. The specific effects on the international tourism industry will be the focus of myclimate's trade fair presence at the 2016 ITB. Fritz Lietsch, Editor in Chief of the Sustainable Business Forum, will moderate a blue ribbon discussion panel from 2 pm on 10 March on the small stage in Hall 4.1. Following the discussion, suppliers and service providers who have undertaken pioneering steps towards climate protection will be lauded with the myclimate Awards for tourism trailblazers.

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myclimate projects receive honours at the COP21

Zürich/Paris, 11. Dezember 2015 –The Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) awarded a total of sixteen activities focussing on climate protection, sustainable development and clean technology at the COP21 in Paris. The projects are named “Game Changing Climate Lighthouse Activities”. Among these are two projects for which myclimate provided significant support. 

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Shaping the Future – myclimate Publishes the 2014 Annual Report

Zurich, 18 June 2015 – The Swiss climate protection foundation myclimate today pub-lished its 2014 annual report. Contrary to general developments on the market, mycli-mate was able to report growth with respect to the amount of CO2 offset in tonnes. Companies, institutions and private individuals offset more than 620,000 tonnes of CO2 via myclimate last year. The Advice & Solutions and Climate Education business areas saw strong growth in the past year. Dr Urs Egger is to be the new President of the myclimate Foundation Board.

The myclimate Foundation Returns to Its Roots

Zurich, 18 May 2015 – The climate protection organisation myclimate is moving. As of the middle of June, the charitable foundation will have new headquarters in western Zurich. Its approximately 50 employees are moving to Pfingstweidstrasse in the newly constructed Forum Z. At the same time, the foundation is also changing its logo.

The Swiss Federal Office of Energy and Swisscom commit to the Energy and Climate Pioneers Initiative

As of today, the SwissEnergy programme, the national action programme of the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE), is supporting the Climate Pioneers Initiative and by doing so is enhancing the role of energy in the school syllabus. More than 11,000 Swiss schoolchildren have so far been involved in the initiative launched by Swisscom in collaboration with partners myclimate and Solar Impulse. Schoolchildren have learned about the interplay between climate, global warming and human behaviour and have been able to channel the knowledge gained into their very own climate protection project.

Harvest Time – myclimate Publishes the 2013 Annual Report

Zurich, 25 June 2014 – The Swiss climate protection foundation myclimate today published its annual report for 2013. In terms of the sale of CO2 offsets, myclimate has maintained its growth rate and once again saw an increase by around 100,000 tonnes of CO2. Over the last year, companies, institutions and private individuals have offset more than 600,000 tonnes of CO2 via myclimate. But the CO2 reductions achieved in the projects are increasing even faster than the CO2 offsets sold. In the 76 global myclimate climate protection projects in 30 countries, 860,000 tonnes of CO2 have effectively been saved over the same period. The foundation’s total revenue, including the areas of Climate Education and Carbon Management Services, amounted to over 12.7 million Swiss francs in 2013.

Was haben kalte Betten mit Klimaschutz zu tun? Heizungsfernsteuerungsprojekt von Swisscom und myclimate

Zürich, den 05. November 2015 – Die gemeinnützige Klimaschutzorganisation myclimate und Swisscom lancieren ein Projekt zur Verbreitung von Heizungsfernsteuerungen in Schweizer Zweitwohnungen. Die smarte Technologielösung nützt den Ferienhausbesitzern, der einheimischen Wirtschaft und dem globalen Klima.

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