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About myclimate

myclimate is a partner for effective climate protection – both locally and globally. The Swiss Non-Profit Organisation wants to shape the future together with its partners through consultation, education and climate protection projects. myclimate pursues this as a science-based and business-orientated non-profit organisation.

The international initiative with its Swiss roots, belongs to the global leaders in voluntary quality compensation measures. Its clients include large, medium and small businesses, public administrations, non-profit organisations, event organisers and private individuals. Through its partner organisations myclimate is represented in eight countries: Germany, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Luxembourg, Greece, the United Arab Emirates, Japan.

With projects of the highest quality, myclimate promotes quantifiable climate protection and long-lasting development worldwide. Emissions are currently voluntarily compensated by means of around 80 climate protection projects in 30 countries. Through these projects, emissions are reduced by replacing fossil fuel sources with renewable energies and by implementing energy-efficient technologies. myclimate climate protection projects meet the highest standards (Gold Standard, CDM, Plan Vivo), which, as well as reducing greenhouse gases, have a proven positive impact on sustainable development (SDGs), both locally and regionally.

Through our interactive and action-oriented educational programmes, myclimate encourages everyone to make a contribution towards our future. With this goal over 20,000 pupils and more than 8,000 apprentices have been reached in Switzerland and a worldwide network of 1,600 students and young professionals has been established. Moreover the foundation offers consultancy on integrated climate protection with tangible added value. myclimate provides this through analyses, IT solutions, labels and resource management. Services range from simple carbon footprints for businesses to sophisticated product life cycle assessments (LCA).

Since establishing the foundation, myclimate’s climate protection projects have created thousands of jobs, protected biodiversity and improved the general living conditions of more than 4 million people. Not least because of this, the German Federal Environment Agency is explicitly showcasing myclimate as a supplier for voluntary CO2 offsetting. In both 2015 and 2012, the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) recognised two myclimate projects as “game-changing Climate Lighthouse Activities”, which were subsequently honoured by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the UN climate conferences in Paris and Doha.

In 2010 myclimate as an overall organisation won the Swiss Environment Foundation's environment prize,  in 2015 the prix-eco, the Swiss sustainability prize and 2017 the prix balance of the canton of Zurich, an award for a company with a very good reconciliation of work and family life .Furthermore, in 2012 myclimate’s climate education project "KlimaLokal" was awarded the Milestone Prize, the Swiss tourism industry’s highest distinction. The myclimate education project "Energy and Climate Laboratory" was awarded the National Energy Globe Award in 2010 and the Zurich Climate Prize in 2014. In 2017, the Energy and Climate Pioneers project won the national Energy Globe award.