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In order to achieve the climate protection goals, everyone must make their contribution. This starts with avoiding and reducing CO2 emissions, for example by doing things like driving less or buying local fruit and vegetables.
Unfortunately, some CO2 emissions cannot be avoided, such as running a website. On average, 10 grams of CO2 are generated per page view. But you can offset these CO2 emissions.
Greenhouse gases have a global impact. Regardless of where they occur, they contribute to global warming. Climate protection measures have the same effect worldwide. They do not have to take place at the same place as the CO2 emissions. With our climate protection projects such as afforestation based on our average CO2 emissions occurs by our website, for example, the CO2 emissions of our website can be offset.
The project is certified in the internationally recognized Verified Carbon Standard and also in the Climate Community & Biodiversity Standard.
Everyone can reduce and avoid their CO2 emissions in order to make a contribution to the climate. And just like running the website, you cause CO2. We support you in reducing your CO2 footprint, with numerous tips and with the option Climate-friendly products you can go climate-neutral.
Processes, products, services, or companies are always referred to as climate-neutral if, after the individual CO2 balance has been determined, all emissions that affect the climate are offset - i.e. no additional emissions of CO2 or other greenhouse gases are produced.
Many companies have firmly anchored the goal of climate neutrality in their environmental guidelines. In doing so, you assume responsibility towards people and the environment. Climate neutrality is now a quality mark. From a social perspective, climate neutrality is the environmental goal of not having an impact on the climate through production and consumption.
Greenhouse gases have a global impact. Regardless of where they occur, they contribute to global warming. Climate protection measures have the same effect worldwide. They do not have to take place at the same place as the CO2 emissions. In this way, CO2 emissions that occur when using products made from natural organic matter, for example, can be offset by targeted savings of the same amount of emissions elsewhere. This also happens through suitable climate protection projects, for example in the area of forest reforestation.
Compensating for CO2 emissions makes sense. It is often the voluntary compensation market with its trade in CO2 certificates that makes it possible for a certified climate protection project to be initiated, implemented and financed, usually over a very long period of time. Certificate buyers, regardless of whether they are companies, organizations or private individuals, make an active and real contribution to climate protection.
For climate protection, it is irrelevant where in the world CO2 emissions occur or where they are avoided. It is much more important that the harmful greenhouse gases do not get into the atmosphere in the first place. With climate protection projects abroad, much higher emission reductions can often be achieved with the same effort than at home. In addition, climate protection projects there in addition to the CO2 - Savings almost always have positive additional effects for the development in the country, e.g. by promoting infrastructural measures (road construction, railway lines, etc.), the medical infrastructure (new hospitals, medical service, mobile care units, etc.) and education (schools, further training measures, etc.). In this respect, projects in developing and emerging countries can be particularly sustainable and effective.