Aqua Clara is a water purification project in Kenya, where 19 million people don’t have safe water. It provides communities with affordable, easy-to use filters, so they can access safe water at home. This not only means families can avoid boiling water over smoky fires to remove impurities, it also saves them from spending time and money collecting and buying fuels, and reduces damaging carbon emissions.
Jane Boit pours her daughter a mug of clean water from filter at her home. They are beneficiaries of water filters supplied by Aqua Clara.
About our partner
Aqua Clara is dedicated to public health education, with a particular focus on water, sanitation and hygiene. It had previously raised funds for training and water filters largely through philanthropic donors, but was keen to find a longer-term income source to support the project. Our proven track record in developing and commercialising climate and development projects motivated Aqua Clara to approach us for guidance on the benefits of carbon finance. We are also delighted that Aqua Clara has since joined ClimateCare in becoming a B Corporation.
What we did
In 2014, ClimateCare committed to buying Aqua Clara’s first 75,000 Gold Standard Verified Emissions Reductions (VERs) and selling them to a long-standing customer. Since then, we have taken over the development of the carbon asset, managed the project’s transition to a Gold Standard for Global Goals, run the 4th Verification and are now doing the 5th.
The Gold Standard for the Global Goals seek to deliver climate action while responding to other key elements of the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development agenda, including decent work, gender equality and health and wellbeing.
The ClimateCare team is involved in all aspects of the project, from on-the-ground training for field staff, to measuring carbon reductions and progress towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.