Three unbeatable solutions
In order to avert a climate catastrophe, research shows we must take CO2e out of the atmosphere. Inventors around the world are working on big machines to suck carbon out of the air and capture it underground. Meanwhile, nature already built those machines for us: They’re called trees, and they are a crucial part of protecting our climate.
Kickstart solar power
Let’s face it, our fossil fuel-based system needs an upgrade. Instead of spewing CO2e until we run out of dead dinosaurs to burn, we should go all-in on renewable technology now. That’s why solar is so important: It can bring electricity to millions while keeping fossil fuels in the ground.
Provide clean cookstoves
Nearly half of the world still cooks over open fires, which is bad for the planet and bad for human lives. Air pollution from inefficient wood-burning stoves contributes to millions of deaths each year. These clean cookstoves, developed with the community, burn efficiently with less fuel, protecting people and the planet.
We wrote a full blog post about this here. Read on for a tl;dr:
We only choose projects from the most impactful climate solutions worldwide, as identified by Project Drawdown, a nonprofit that conducts rigorous assessments of climate solutions and represents a leading resource in our field.
Also, all our projects must meet the highest international quality standards for certified carbon offsetting, and are verified through the Verified Carbon Standard, or the Gold Standard developed by WWF and other NGOs.
On top of that, all our projects provide at least three additional benefits to their local communities that align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. These range from combating poverty, protecting endangered species, empowering female entrepreneurship, or advancing access to healthcare and education.
We have structured Klima’s offset portfolio around three clear and crucial impact areas that we’ll all need to tackle in order to solve climate change in a sustainable, efficient, and just way. These three areas are:
Nature: planting trees
Tech: solar energy
Social: clean cook stoves
By combining natural, technological, and social solutions, we empower holistic climate action that revives our ecosystems, pushes green innovation, and benefits communities. You can read more here.
Actually, the opposite is true. Studies show that people who offset their carbon emissions are more climate friendly in other parts of their lives, too. That makes sense: When you’re personally invested in a cause, you want it to succeed.