What is a climate protection project?
Climate protection projects pursue additional actions to protect the climate and, thus, contribute measurably to a reduction of CO₂ in the atmosphere. They fight global warming and reduce greenhouse gas emissions provably. In addition, they advance sustainable development in project countries and support further targets such as fighting poverty and hunger, improving the quality of drinking-water, expanding local infrastructure, distributing clean and affordable energy and many others.
Our climate protection project: Wind energy in Maharashtra, India
In order to compensate our unavoidable CO₂ emissions, we have decided to support the project "Wind energy in Maharashtra India". The project saves carbon emissions by generating clean electricity from wind power. The power plant generates an average of 77,445 MWh of clean electricity per year, which will be fed into the regional power grid North Eastern Western and North Eastern (NEWNE) and thus improve the regional energy supply. Besides saving greenhouse gas emissions, our carbon offset project contributes to improving the economic and social development in the region. The climate protection project makes an important contribution to the following UN Sustainable Development Goals which we have devoted ourselves to:
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Promotion of modern and clean wind power technology.
Promoting economic and social development in rural India through new jobs and improved power supply.
Responsible Consumption and Production
Using wind energy to generate electricity contributes to resource conservation.
The project saves an average of 73,000 tonnes of CO₂ per year.
Partnerships for the Goals
Our carbon offset projects are building bridges from companies from industrialized countries to people in the world's poorest countries.
Due to the cooperation with the parcel service provider DPD ARTEBENE sets another example regarding environmental consciousness: a CO₂- neutral shipment of all parcels.
With the so-called "Total Zero Principle" the CO₂-emission should be reduced to a minimum by selective measures and unnecessary consumption should be avoided. As one of the first parcel service providers DPD is also shipping CO₂ neutral globally by July 2012 - completely without extra costs for the customer. Thus, around 500.000 tons CO₂ can be avoided per year.