Many private individuals and companies want to contribute to climate protection. For a climate-conscious approach to greenhouse gas emissions, the hierarchy “first avoid – then reduce – only compensate the rest” serves as a clear guideline.
Offsetting unavoidable greenhouse gas emissions is the third best solution for climate protection. The idea behind offsetting is that it does not matter for the climate where emissions are emitted or avoided. This means that greenhouse gas emissions caused in one place can be saved in another place. Companies and private individuals can identify climate-impacting emissions and purchase emission certificates in the corresponding amount. For each certificate purchased with atmosfair, one tonne of greenhouse gas emissions has been saved in a climate protection project in the global South.