Climate Protection Projects
To compensate for greenhouse gas emissions within the framework of the climate protection model of the Printing and Media Industries with AQ Green TeC, certificates are generated only for premium-quality Gold Standard projects. The Gold Standard is an independent quality standard for climate protection projects. Cofounded by the WWF, it is solely awarded to projects proven to reduce greenhouse gases, whilst simultaneously benefitting the local environment and sustainable social development.
At present CO2 emissions can be compensated in one of the following projects:
The Gold Standard is an independent quality standard for climate protection projects.
Efficient cook stoves in LAYA, India
Efficient cook stoves significantly reduce CO2 emissions in the Indian district of Visakhapatam. This saves a huge amount of CO2 per year and additionally creates jobs through local production.
Restoration of boreholes, Eritrea
The ‘SafeWater’ community project in central and north Eritrea targets existing boreholes which have been poorly maintained or have fallen into disrepair. The goal of the project is to supply local communities with clean water, whilst reducing smokepollution from boilingwater over open woodfires.
Efficient Cookstoves, Ghana
This„ Gyapa Improved Cook Stoves in Ghana“ project replaces inefficient charcoal cookstoves with energy efficient cookstoves, called „Gyapa“. The initiative involves the manufacturing process as well as distribution activities.
This windenergy project with 33 windturbines in the central/western Indian state of Maharashtra generates electricity from renewable energy sources. Besides reducing CO2 emissions, the project also contributes to improving the quality of life in the region. In total, the project will produce approx. 222,000 MWh of electricity annually and feed it into the national grid.
This wind energy project in Chile comprises of two windfarms that generate electricity from renewable energy sources. In total, there are 57 windturbines that will produce approx. 273,000 MWh of electricity annually. The project helps to cover the energy demands in the country and will feed the generated electricity into the national grid.
Additional tree planting
While the actual offsetting of your emissions takes place via one of the above-mentioned Gold Standard certified climate protection projects, by choosing to plant trees through our partner Stiftung Unternehmen Wald, you are simultaneously supporting regional climate protection. This is not a mitigation project to offset CO2 emissions.
Climate protection of German Forest – Reforestation in Ennepetal/NRW
In addition to the socio-economic benefits of reforestation, the project aims to protect unique, biological diversity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by sequestering CO2. The reforestation project will reforest a former forest area in Ennepetal/NRW, which was extremly stressed by weather and bark beetles.