GREEN MAIL IS COMING
For DHL's GoGreen program, atmosfair takes clean stoves to Lesotho. The stoves save money for valuable wood, stop deforestation and prevent continual smoke inhalation.To the project
GREEN ENERGY FROM CROP RESIDUES
150 km north of Delhi: farmers take mustard crop residues to the atmosfair power plant. The green energy generates cash for them.To the project
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Projekt selection & implementation
Phase I: Search for projectsatmosfair tenders for projects by means of established contacts and international networks. After an initial examination, atmosfair contacts the developers to inspect the quality and chances for successful implementation. In general, several dozen projects are proposed, of which the best projects are shortlisted. In the end, only a small number of projects remain that meet atmosfair's rigorous requirements. Missing evidence of the project's additionality is the most common cause for non-admittance (see figure regarding the criteria of additionality). In other cases, the calculated reduction potential or the project schedule is deemed too optimistic.
Phase II: Auditor approval
Companies like TÜV examine potential projects according to the Gold Standard criteria in the proposed locations and consults with the local population. Additionally, the project design documents are published on the webpage of the UN climate secretary (UNFCCC) to make a worldwide hearing possible. At this stage, some projects already fail due to the resistance of stakeholders. However, neither local populations nor environmental NGOs have ever objected to atmosfair projects. The project design document records the questions and answers from the hearings.
The additionality of the project as well as the amount of emissions to be reduced are crucial parts of the assessment. Sometimes the amount of emissions to be reduced must be adjusted. This is not unusual since external audits show that many projects achieve one third less emission reductions than originally planned by overly optimistic investors and operators of projects. For this reason, an independent audit is of great importance in order to guarantee that donations are actually being used to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.