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 the Northeast of Brazil
To compensate our unavoidable emissions, we have decided to support the wind energy project in the north-east of Brazil. The project generates clean electricity from wind power, thus protecting the climate. The 14 wind turbines in the states of Piauí and Pernambuco save 650,000 tonnes of CO2 annually, helping to improve environmental sustainability. In addition to saving greenhouse emissions, the project also has socio-economic benefits, strengthening the local community through collective construction.
The climate protection project Wind Energy in Northeast Brazil makes an important contribution to the following UN Sustainable Development Goals to which we are committed:
Sustainable Cities and Communities
The project involves local community members so that they develop a connection to the project.
The project saves an average of 650,000 tonnes of CO2 per year.
Partnerships for the goals
The project involves community members in the development of the project.
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.