High-quality climate protection projects

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Our transports take place all over the world. To obtain a global impact, your donated amount will be divided among three projects. With the selected projects we support the most effective methods to fight climate change according to recent studies, as they reduce emissions by replacing fossil energy sources with renewable energy or by promoting energy-efficient technologies.

High-quality climate protection projects also contribute to social, ecological, and economic development in their respective regions. We believe that offsetting achieves more than a clear conscience; by supporting a high-quality climate protection project, you take effective action for the climate and make a valuable contribution to the environment.

Our contribution

Sustainability Development Goals of the UN

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with their 169 targets, form the core of the 2030 Agenda. They balance the economic, social, and ecological dimensions of sustainable development, and place the fight against poverty and sustainable development on the same agenda for the first time. The SDGs are to be achieved around the world, and by all UN member states, by 2030. This means that all states are called upon equally to play their part in finding shared solutions to the world’s urgent challenges.

Burundi

Efficient cook stoves for returnees

This project distributes efficient cook stoves for returnees in Burundi. The stoves are part of an aid package handed out in reception camps by aid organizations such as UNHCR and the World Food Programme. The stoves have improved combustion, reducing household air pollution and its associated adverse health effects. The stoves also require less fuel wood which conserves forests, saves on the chore of gathering wood, and reduce CO2 emissions.

Uganda

Distribution of water purification systems

The initiative focuses on distributing water purification systems to low-income households and institutions, notably schools, in Uganda. This not only enhances the health conditions of thousands of people, but also reduces CO₂ emissions by curbing the consumption of firewood and charcoal.

Tanzania

Protection of forests for indigenous peoples, wildlife and the climate

The projects ensure that indigenous land rights are secured, and community land use plans are implemented by establishing forest conservation activities. Reducing deforestation prevents greenhouse gases from being released into the atmosphere and secures habitat connectivity for endangered wildlife between the Yaeda Valley and the Ngorongoro Highlands.

Bavaria

Protection and restoration of native ecosystems

Bavarian State Forests’ project enhances regional efforts by converting monoculture spruce forests into mixed woodlands. Planting deciduous trees aims to bolster resilience against climate change impacts like storms and pest infestations.

Uganda

Carbon-Funded Reforestation

The Uganda-based project utilizes carbon finance to promote farmer-led reforestation, integrating carbon sequestration with rural livelihood improvement through local agroforestry initiatives. Farmers adopt agroforestry with native and naturalized tree species, fostering additional income and enhancing forest protection.

SAF – Sustainable Aviation Fuel

CO2 reduction through biofuels

Sustainable aviation fuel is produced in a resource-saving process. The aim is always to reuse carbon from existing sustainable biomass or gases and recycle it into jet fuel, replacing fossil jet fuel refined from petroleum crude oil. The process is a first step towards creating a true CO2 cycle: fuel is burned, the carbon emitted is reabsorbed, e.g., through biomass, and transformed into fuel again. Over its lifecycle, SAF saves up to 80% of CO2 emissions compared to fossil fuels. To become 100% carbon neutral, the manufacturing and supply processes of alternative fuels still need to be further optimized. Research on how to neutralize emissions entirely is currently being carried out.

SAF is currently about four times more expensive than fossil aviation fuels. This leads to low demand and affects the production costs of the fuel. Because if the production plants concentrate on small quantities, they will never reach their highest efficiency. Increased demand accelerates the construction of larger and more efficient production facilities and can result in a long-term price level comparable to that of fossil fuels.

Compensaid uses SAF produced from used cooking oil, not derived from palm oil or acid distillates. Carbon is released into the atmosphere in an amount that was previously absorbed by plants used to produce the cooking oil, hence the carbon-neutral character of the process. We guarantee to feed the purchased SAF into flight operations within six months.

Project standard: certified according to the certification system of the European Commission (ISCC EU) and the RED, and the process has been approved by TÜV Nord.