The Swiss-based myclimate foundation has been working together with Lufthansa to help ensure effective climate protection on both a global and a local scale since 2007. The non-profit foundation is one of the leading providers of optional emissions compensation schemes, and drives and promotes globally verifiable climate protection and sustainable development by supporting environmental projects of the highest quality.
Lufthansa also works constantly to further enhance the ecological efficiency of its flight operations and thereby further improve its emissions credentials. Lufthansa has also been an active supporter of climate research for several years now.
The non-profit myclimate foundation meets Lufthansa’s quality criteria and ensures cost transparency. Lufthansa customers are offered the opportunity to calculate the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions that are generated by their own individual air travel, and to compensate for these by making a voluntary financial donation.
Any such donation will be used by myclimate to help finance quality certificated global climate protection projects that meet the highest criteria (Gold Standard, CDM), and that not only reduce greenhouse gases but also help achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals in the regions concerned, by providing the local population with social, economic and ecological benefits (such as creating jobs, promoting knowledge and technology transfers or generally raising the local quality of living). Some of these donation amounts are also used to support local climate protection activities in Germany.
myclimate guarantees its customers that emission reductions achieved (= climate donations) through energy projects will be realized at the latest within two years in climate protection projects and will be retired after a maximum of three years. Being a non-profit foundation, myclimate further guarantees that at least 80 per cent of the carbon offset donations it receives will be used directly in climate protection projects.
In order to reduce CO2 and counter the rapid deforestation on Madagascar, myclimate supports the manufacture and distribution of efficient cookers and climate-friendly solar cookers. The sensibilisation of pupils about environmental protection and climate friendly cooking as well as the reforestation of one seedling per cook stove sold are part of that project. More information about the project.
The overall objective of this climate protection project is the installation of domestic biogas digesters as a clean, sustainable energy source throughout Indonesia. Domestic biogas provides a sustainable way for individual households with livestock to reduce dependence on firewood and expensive fossil fuels. More information about the project.
Traditionally the rural communities of the Siaya region of western Kenya have cooked on open fires, which require huge amounts of firewood. Thanks to community savings and loaning (CSL) groups, however, women can now afford more efficient stoves. This reduces the demand for firewood and thus protects the local forests, which leads to reduced CO2 emissions. Furthermore the CSL groups lead to a financial and social empowerment of women. More information about the project.
In the Brazilian Amazonas region, myclimate supports the switch from diesel to climate-friendly FSC woodchips for the production of electricity. This small-scale project is the first worldwide that generates emission reduction certificates on the basis of sustainably harvested biomass from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified forestry. More information about the project.