Climate Protection Projects
We support selected climate protection projects in Kenya and Tanzania that comply with the highest quality standards (Gold Standard) and also contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. By purchasing a myclimate ticket you are supporting the following climate protection projects:
Solar Energy for Education and Jobs, Tanzania
2.5 billion people worldwide live without electricity. This climate protection programme implements high-tech solar home systems including a GSM modem that deliver a clean, affordable alternative to fossil fuels for low-income households and small enterprises in Africa. A microfinance system circumvents the initial investment hurdle for customers who previously could not afford high-quality solar home systems. The smallest panel can light two rooms and charge four mobile phones per day. The technology reduces carbon emissions effectively and has won the UN Momentum for Change Award at the climate conference in Paris 2015!
Energy-efficient cook stove in Kakamega, Kenya
The point of the climate project in Kenya is to locally built efficient “Upesi stoves” which reduce the burning of wood and contribute to preserve the unique vegetation and biodiversity of the Kakamega rainforest. These ovens use a clean combustion process and therefore give off less soot, which results in fewer acute respiratory diseases in women and children. The reduced logging and less usage of firewood reduce green-house gas emissions and the women can spend less time searching for firewood.