atmosfair follows the voluntary commitment to the Transparent Civil Society Initiative (Initiative Transparente Zivilgesellschaft) and discloses the following information in accordance with their guidelines:

1. Name, headquarters, address, year of founding and year established

Name: atmosfair gGmbh
Address: Zossener Str. 55-58, 10961 Berlin
Headquarters: Kaiserstr. 201, 53113 Bonn
Entered into the Bonn Commercial Register 13789
Public presentation of the initiative: 2004, established as a gGmbH: 2005

2. Statutes and declaration of the goals of our organisation

atmosfair’s statutes can be found in the Articles of Association. atmosfair’s goal is climate protection with a focus on travel through raising awareness (especially the ecological assessment of trips of all kinds), CO₂ reduction, and offsetting unavoidable CO₂ emissions through the financing, development, and operation of renewable energy projects in developing countries.

3. Information on tax concessions

According to the last exemption assessment of the Tax Office for Corporations I Berlin of 17.05.2017 according to § 5 Abs. 1 Nr. 9 KStG, the atmosfair gGmbH (tax number: 27/611/03222) is exempt from corporate taxes as well as from license taxes according to § 3 Nr. 6 of GewStG.

4. Names and roles of key decision-makers


  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Töpfer
  • Prof. Dr. Mojib Latif
  • Prof. Dr. Hartmut Graßl

Shareholders of the GmbH:

Stiftung Zukunftsfähigkeit, Bonn, represented by its executive chairman, Mr. Klaus Milke

Advisory Board:

  • Norbert Gorissen (German Federal Ministry for the Environment)
  • Silke Karcher (German Federal Ministry for the Environment)
  • Klaus Milke (Stiftung Zukunftsfähigkeit)
  • Christoph Bals (Germanwatch)

Managing Director:

  • Dr. Dietrich Brockhagen

Executive Team:

  • Bernd Freymann
  • Jakob Völker

The employees help make atmosfair gGmbH’s business decisions in colloquia and strategy meetings. The names and contact information of the employees can be found on the atmosfair team page.

5. Activity report

You can find information about the currently implemented projects supported by atmosfair on our website under “Projects.” You can find information about our activities and project promotion in our current Annual Report.

6. Personnel structure

atmosfair currently employs nine full-time employees and one employee in minor employment. In addition, we regularly have two to three interns. Pro bono employees include the patrons and advisory boards and two volunteer workers at atmosfair.

7. Source of funds

atmosfair’s funds come mainly from voluntary climate protection contributions (donations) for offsetting climate damage from air travel. These are supplemented through revenues from commercial business operations (consulting services as well as CO₂ accounting). Detailed information about atmosfair’s revenues and expenses can be found in the comprehensive financial section of our current Annual Report.

8. Allocation of funds

atmosfair uses the largest possible share of donations to develop and operate climate protection projects with renewable energies in developing countries. atmosfair achieves this proportion because the profits from commercial business operations that should remain within the company according to the articles of association are used to cover a portion of the personnel and administrative costs. Further information on this can be found in our Annual Report.

All atmosfair climate protection projects are transparently, according to the United Nations’ requirements, and independently from atmosfair documented on their websites.

9. Corporate affiliations with third parties

Besides the affiliation with the sole shareholder, the German civil law foundation Stiftung Zukunftsfähigkeit located in Bonn, there are no corporate affiliations with third parties.

10. Names of legal or private persons whose yearly payments constitute more than 10% of the total budget.

None of the payments to our organisation made in 2016 by legal or private persons constitutes more than 10% of our total budget.

11. Non-disclosure of data to third parties

atmosfair won’t pass any data that you provided within our cooperation to third parties.