With regional climate protection, myclimate promotes nature-based solutions in particular. This means that these projects not only help with carbon dioxide reduction but also protect or restore existing ecosystems or manage them sustainably.
Is your focus as a company more on climate protection locally than on offsetting emissions caused? With regional climate protection through myclimate, you support projects that either avoid carbon dioxide emissions or remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and bind it as carbon – regardless of the emissions previously caused by the company.
Within the scope of so-called nature-based solutions (NbS), the former refers, for example, to preventing the deforestation of existing forests or to the rewetting of moors, with the key concept being “avoidance”. For the latter, meanwhile, there are projects in the field of natural climate solutions involving reforestation or supporting the build-up of humus in arable soils – what we refer to as natural carbon dioxide removal (“removals”) or negative emissions. By committing to these kinds of projects, you and your company are helping to protect and rebuild native ecosystems and strengthen biodiversity at the same time.
myclimate defines the requirements and principles of projects for regional climate protection based on 20 years’ experience in the development and implementation of certification. The projects supported are therefore guided by the criteria of the highest standards in voluntary climate protection, such as the Gold Standard, Plan Vivo and VCS in the area of land usage (including CCB and/or SD VISta), or regional standards such as MoorFutures or Max.Moor.
This kind of regional engagement constitutes a voluntary contribution to regional climate protection. The climate impact achieved (volume of carbon dioxide avoided or sequestered) and other contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are quantified and verified by myclimate. In return for your efforts, we issue you with an impact confirmation, so you can highlight them in your communication and make them tangible.
The emissions reductions or carbon sinks you facilitate remain in the greenhouse gas balance of the country in which the carbon offset project takes place.
Through regional climate protection, myclimate aims to support climate protection locally. This involves projects that have not yet been able to be implemented financially, for whose implementation there is no legal obligation, or also approaches that involve new or innovative elements.
Support climate protection and nature conservation in your area. The following projects are currently available: