As part of its climate protection funding programmes, myclimate offers both private persons and organisations discounts on efficient technologies that protect the climate and save on costs. In recent years, the foundation launched five Swiss funding programmes:
- Two programmes for saving hot water for property managers, hotels, homes, communities and companies
- An electric and hybrid bus programme for bus companies
- A remote heating control system for holiday home owners
- And a heat pump programme for home owners
What all these programmes have in common is that they promote replacing fossil fuel technologies with renewable, more efficient or smarter technologies.
How does myclimate finance the funding programmes?
The Swiss CO₂ law makes it possible to have CO₂ savings certified by the federal government. For every tonne of CO₂ saved, a so-called certificate is issued. Together with its programme partners, myclimate finances the programmes with the sales proceeds from these certificates. However, the savings must not compete with existing funding programmes, and nor may they be used to fulfil existing regulatory requirements. The programmes serve to make additional climate protection possible in Switzerland and help innovative technologies make a breakthrough.
Pioneer in climate protection
Since 2007, myclimate has been developing high-quality climate protection projects and funding programmes in Switzerland, and is a pioneer with a wealth of experience in this area. The organisation develops projects for the markets of both voluntary and obligatory offsetting in Switzerland. All projects are externally audited, and they all fulfil the strict guidelines of the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) and the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) whenever possible.