Swiss Government offsets with atmosfair


Swiss Government offsets its business travel emissions – with atmosfair

 

Thereby the atmosfair carbon offset projects repeatedly convinced the Swiss as well as the German Government.

In spring 2016 atmosfair already won the German Government's public tendering for business travel offset. The project ‚biogas plants for household energy‘ in Nepal also convinced the Swiss Government, which as well offsets its business travel emissions.

 

Dung is added and mixed with water in the biogas plant

 

In the projects framework Nepalese families receive biogas plants fuelled by e.g. the dung of two cows. The dung is mixed with water and collected in digestion tanks. By anaerobic digestion gas is produced, which is collected at the plants head and led to the gas cookers via pipes. Therefore families with biogas plants do not need any firewood. This results in significantly reduced smoke generation indoors, which also helps prevent lung diseases. Above all concerning the collection of firewood this means a saving of time for the women, who can now pursue other activities. You can find more information on this project here: Nepal project

The public tendering was asking for projects certified by strict UN criteria and Gold Standard. This ensures e.g. sustainable CO2-offset and the carbon offset projects help for the local population. All requirements were met by the atmosfair-project – a nice acknowledgment for our carbon offset projects quality.

Meals are prepared reliably and smokeless with the biogas

Confirmation of CO2 reductions for Lesotho project


Berlin / Maseru, August 2016. For the fourth time since the start of the Lesotho project, the Secretariat of the United Nations Climate Change Convention confirmed the achieved CO2 reductions. Last year, the project reduced a total of 24,777 tonnes of CO2. In total, 10,000 households contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases and deforestation through the use of the efficient Save80 cook stove.


In a multistage process the Secretariat reviews various project documents, in order to assess and confirm the achieved CO2 reductions. A central document is the final verification report from an independent audit organization that is also accredited by the UN. In March this year auditor Feng from Shenzhen International Certification travelled to Lesotho, in order to evaluate the project as well as the use of stoves and to issue the required report. Overall, the team visited 60 households together with the auditor. Users were happy about the visit and reported with satisfaction about the new technology. Beneficiaries stated to use the Save80 stoves two to three times a day on average. User Tlhola cooks additionally water in the evenings, which she keeps overnight in the supplied heat retaining Wonderbox. ‘Since I am using the Save80 stove I can sleep one hour longer in the morning and the kids have direct access to hot water for washing and drinking ', reports Tlhola. Auditor Feng could not find any discrepancies compared to the previously collected data of the local project partner and confirmed in the final audit report the accuracy of the calculated CO2 reductions.


The next verification of the project will take place in spring 2017. The Lesotho project is funded by Deutsche Post DHL Group. The company uses the CO2 reduction certificates for their climate-friendly shipping service under the GoGreen program.


More information about the project can be found at the atmosfair Project site or at the GoGreen page of Deutsche Post DHL Group.

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