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: Biomass Gangakhed India
In order to compensate our anavoidable CO² emissions, we have decided to support the project "Biomass in Gangakhed, India". In this project, a sugar cane factory in Gangakhed generates energy from waste from sugar production. Thus, no forests are cleared and no fossil fuels are used for the generation of electricity. This saves CO² emissions. In addition, more biomass is procured from neighbouring regions for processing. This enables the factory to further cut its CO² emissions, as the biomass thus does not rot in the open air and does not release methane (CH4) into the atmosphere. The climate protection project makes an important contribution to the following UN Sustainable Development Goals which we have devoted ourselves to:
Decent Work and Economic Growth
The farmers get some additional income from selling biomass. They often live under the poorest conditions and have very little education - they have little chance of getting a better paid job.
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.