Our 2015 Climate+Care Portfolio

By choosing to offset your carbon emissions with ClimateCare, you will usually support the projects listed below that make up our 2015 portfolio. These projects are selected to balance impacts on people and the environment with an affordable price per tonne.

 

LifeStraw Carbon for Water

LIFE STRAW- CLIMATE CARE

This project relies on finance from your offsetting to deliver safe water to 4.5 million people in Kenya. An award winning project, it was the first to link water provision with carbon credits at scale and has been recognised by the UN. We have engaging videos and photographs to help you explain this project to your stakeholders. If you are interested in buying more than 20,000 tonnes, there is opportunity to exclusively support a region of the project, allowing you to take ownership, alongside the project development partners, of all the resulting outcomes.

  • Standard: GS VER
  • Carbon status: Issued
  • Registry: Markit

 

Gyapa Efficient Stoves, Ghana

Gyapa stoves project image

This project supports local entrepreneurs to manufacture and distribute safe, efficient cookstoves to households in Ghana. Run on the ground by our partners Relief International, the GyapaTM stove cuts charcoal use by up to 50%, saving families money and reducing harmful smoke emissions.

Since 2007 nearly half a million GyapaTM stoves have been sold in Ghana, improving the lives of more than 2.4 million people and saving them over $35 million in fuel costs.

  • Standard: GS VER
  • Carbon status: Issued
  • Registry: Markit

Ugastoves

UGASTOVES - CLIMATE CARE

This Gold Standard project supplies two types of high efficiency wood burning stoves to families in Kampala, improving their health and income. Support from ClimateCare has helped Ugastove Ltd grow sales fourfold since 2006 reaching 34,000 in 2011, with a projected annual total of 200,000 by 2020, transforming local clean energy provision for the poor.

Our project video is available to help you explain how your offset activity helps fund this project. We also have a good selection of engaging photographs.

  • Standard: GS VER
  • Carbon status: Issued
  • Registry: Markit

 

Treadle Pumps, India

Lady Farmer Proud owner of KB Treadle Pump

Treadle pumps reduce emissions by replacing diesel powered pumps in small holder farmland. The pumps allow farmers to grow more crops and earn extra income as well as reducing costs and saving water waste.

  • Standard: VCS
  • Carbon status: Issued
  • Registry: APX

 

Renewable Energy – India Wind

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Providing rural communities with clean energy. This wind farm in India generates renewable electricity which feeds into the grid, displacing fossil fuel energy and improving connections for rural communities.

  • Standard: VCS
  • Carbon status: Issued

 

Khatauli biomass

Khatauli biomassThe sugar production process is energy intensive and in India where grid-connected electricity is generated predominantly through coal, emissions are high.

Bagasse is the waste product from sugar production, usually this is left to rot in the field, or burnt by farmers, however in Khatauli village, Uttar Pradesh that is changing.

The bagasse is collected and used as a renewable fuel to fire the boiler and produce green electricity- any excess (between 60 & 70% of that generated) is fed back to the local power grid.

 

Cambodia stoves

Cambodia-stovesThe majority of Cambodians cook their meals using wood or charcoal, which is driving deforestation and contributing to global climate change. Inefficient stoves also release harmful fumes in the kitchen, damaging the health of the cooks and their families.

The project introduces the new improved Lao Stove, which reduces the amount of charcoal required to cook a meal. This is helping to save families money on fuel, cut CO2 emissions, protect local forests and reduce exposure to indoor air pollution.

 

Ningxia Tianjing 50.25MW Wind-farm Project

Ningxia-Tianjing-50Ningxia in North-Western China is coal rich.  And with a growing population and demand for electricity the simplest way to generate it is using this abundant resource.

The installation of this 50.25MW wind farm is helping to reverse that.  Renewable energy is supplied into the grid, helping reduce SO2 and particulate matter associated with the burning of coal.

Ningxia is one of the poorest regions of China, and the wind farm has created local jobs during its construction and in its operation.

 

Nahar rice husk

Nahar-rice-huskIndia has an abundant source of coal and as a result generates much of its electricity using this polluting and high-emitting energy source.

In this region of the Punjab, rice is one of the staple crops. The Nahar textiles factory is using the waste rice husks to generate renewable electricity. This is displacing the grid-connected electricity it would have used otherwise, reducing CO2 emissions and improving air quality through a reduction in soot and particulate matter.

 

Taohua 9MW

Taohua-9MWWith 66% of China’s electricity in 2012 being produced from coal, a high emitting fossil fuel, it is imperative that steps are taken to increase the mix of renewable electricity.
This project involved the installation of a 9MW run-of-river hydro plant on the Mawei River in Guizhou Province.

11 permanent jobs have been created from the project as well as temporary employment during its construction.

 

Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Ltd (IFFCO)

Indian-Farmers-Fertiliser-Cooperative-Ltd-(IFFCO)Naphtha is a carbon intensive fossil fuel made from the distillation of petroleum or coal. It is also toxic and can have severe health implications on contact. Its use is widespread throughout India in the conversion of ammonia and carbon dioxide into the fertiliser urea – a process which emits high levels of GHGs.

The project, in a factory owned by an Indian Farming Co-operative, involved switching to a process which uses natural gas. This reduced annual emissions by 190,000 tonnes of CO2e.  The project hopes to act as an example to other plants throughout the country.

 

La Providencia

La-ProvidenciaDuring the sugar manufacturing process, sugar cane is crushed to extract the juices leaving a waste biomass product, known as bagasse. At the La Providencia sugar mill in Argentina this waste used to be sold to a paper production plant.

Using carbon finance, investment was made in a high-pressure boiler which uses the bagasse to generate renewable electricity, displacing fossil-fuelled grid electricity.

This was a flagship project in the country and other sugar mills are being encouraged to take up the new technology to use the waste from the production process and export renewable electricity to surrounding towns.

 

Rain Calcining

Rain-CalciningAluminium is a vital component of our modern lives. It can be found in cans and cookware; used for electrical conductivity in cables and durability in window frames, to name but a few.

A key component in the Aluminium production process is coke (a by-product of oil refining).  Before the coke can be used it needs to be refined again, taking ‘green coke’ to produce calcined coke.

This process is carbon intensive and generates considerable heat which, in this production facility in Andhra Pradesh, is now being captured and used to generate electricity for the coke factory’s needs and for the needs of neighbouring industrial complexes, displacing fossil-fuelled energy, reducing considerable CO2 emissions and creating jobs.

 

Bespoke Project Support

If you plan to offset more than 5,000 tonnes of emissions, or are interested in working with our experts to develop a more integrated sustainability strategy, please contact us to discuss a bespoke approach. This may include funding specific projects to reflect your sustainability priorities or geographical location, to developing new partnerships and funding models.