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Facts in favour of myclimate

The non-profit foundation myclimate The Climate Protection Partnership is an international initiative with Swiss roots.
As a contribution to effective climate protection, Welti-Furrer has decided on a partnership with myclimate. The following reasons are a recommendation for the support of myclimate:

  1. Efficient and effective use of donations
    In accepting donations from voluntary carbon offsetting, myclimate is committed to reducing the corresponding amount of CO2 emissions. myclimate guarantees that the amount of CO2 that is reduced is at least the same as the amount generated by the donor. As a non-profit organisation, myclimate further guarantees that at least 80 percent of offset payments are channelled into carbon offset projects. By international comparisons, this represents one of the highest figures.
  2. High-quality carbon offset projects
    myclimate carbon offset projects meet the strictest international quality standards (CDM and Gold Standards). Apart from reducing greenhouse gases, these projects demonstrably contribute to sustainable development in the region. Therefore, both the local population and the climate benefit.
  3. Project development, financing and coaching
    myclimate evaluates and selects carbon offset projects very carefully. The foundation accompanies the project partners in the respective countries from the outset and maintains a close and collaborative relationship with them. By entering the scene early on as a trusted coach, myclimate can influence the development of the project and ensure compliance with its high quality standards.
  4. Guaranteed emission reductions
    myclimate guarantees its clients the best possible use of donations through the validation of carbon offset projects at their beginning as well as annual verification of the achieved emissions reductions in accordance with the UN standard and/or the Gold Standard. The Foundation's support of carbon offset projects is performance related, i.e. according to actual and declared emission reductions. The donations are accordingly only invested in projects once the emission performances have been ascertained by an external UN-recognised certification organisation such as SGS, TÜV or DNV. myclimate guarantees its clients that emission reductions that have been bought (= offset payment donations) are realised in carbon offset projects within two years and retired at the latest after three years.
  5. International recognition
    International surveys have reviewed myclimate and recommended it as one of the world leading carbon offset providers. Some of the factors that prove decisive in these appraisals are the high-quality carbon offset projects, the transparency, the user-friendly CO2 calculators, as well as the non-profit organisation status. The constantly growing, responsible client base of the dedicated NGO also shows the broad recognition and credibility.
  6. Awareness-raising
    myclimate is committed to raising awareness and expanding the information available regarding the topic of climate change: Through a range of projects with apprentices and students, exhibitions, simulation games and many other activities, myclimate promotes a climate-conscious lifestyle. For businesses, myclimate develops custom-made CO2 and climate calculators. In addition, you can read how the rising CO2 emissions affect Switzerland and its population in the handy, pocket-sized climate booklet. Furthermore myclimate provides you with a new climate tip every week on its website which helps you to combat climate change in everyday life. This is how myclimate is working toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions at the source.
  7. Internationality
    Global warming is a global problem! That is why myclimate is building a global network of myclimate representatives and is already represented in numerous countries. Similarly, myclimate develops carbon offset projects in collaboration with experienced partners from the respective project countries.
  8. Tax exemption
    myclimate and myclimate Germany are charitable organisations and are therefore tax-exempt in Switzerland and Germany. Any and all offset payments, donations and contributions to myclimate are tax-deductible in all cantons and in Germany. Download the tax exemption rules here. Download the tax exemptions applicable here!

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Prospects and Documentation

myclimate - Common information
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myclimate - carbon offseting
myclimate - carbon offset projects