Even if only one issue is covered in the news these days, we want to keep you up to date with news from our projects.
Of the estimated more than EUR 1,000 billion needed annually to achieve the Paris climate targets, only about EUR 300 billion have been spent on renewable energy in recent years. We all have to close the gap that remains together, worldwide. atmosfair’s main source of income, carbon offsetting of air travel, has come to a virtual standstill. But our projects continue to run and depend on financing, even if many local partners are now making slower progress as a result of the lockdown. That is why we have now focused our website more on the transition to a low carbon, environmentally sound energy supply because it is necessary, with or without air travel.
The construction of a cookstove factory in northern Nigeria, which has been in the pipeline for a long time, is slowly taking shape To this end, we have founded a Nigerian subsidiary and are now allowed to build the world’s most energy-efficient household stove locally under licence, with local staff and many suppliers and partner companies from within the country. We are currently already “rehearsing” the individual production steps with machines in our own workshop in Berlin. We are also in the process of renting a factory building in Rwanda to manufacture many parts for wood-saving cookstoves on our own.
In southern Madagascar we have taken the initial steps to supply electricity to the first 10 villages with solar power. The electricity will be available around the clock and will be strong enough to create local workshops and jobs.
New film: you will find a new documentary video about a large refugee camp in northern Iraq that we have equipped with photovoltaics with financial support of the state of Baden Württemberg on www.atmosfair.de. They are evocative images full of hope, showing what can happen even in seemingly desperate situations if we trust one another and work together.
To conclude once again, the coronavirus: atmosfair employees are helping Die Tafel in Kreuzberg to distribute food by bicycle to people who can no longer get to the distribution points. FlixBus is helping us with electric cargo bikes, thank you!
Best regards from Berlin Kreuzberg,
CEO of atmosfair