Carbon offset project: Energy efficiency, forest protection and better living conditions in Ghana
The projects, conferences and also office operations of the foundation inevitably generate CO2 emissions. These are recorded in the form of a carbon footprint and compensated with the help of a compensation project. For 2018 we support the project "Guyapa stoves" in Ghana by purchasing CO2 certificates.
In addition, the stoves emit significantly lower emissions of harmful fumes and create a healthier environment around the hobs. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that due to smoke-induced diseases in Ghana, up to 16,000 people die prematurely each year. Now, households with modern stoves offer healthier environments, less time is spent on collecting firewood and the families actively contribute to climate protection.
We ourselves offset the emissions from the foundation events amounting to 943 tonnes of CO2. The remaining emissions from office operations and employee travel trips (about 70 tonnes) are offset by our founder, Munich Re.
|Verification||Gold Standard Foundation|
|Annual Volume||167,000 tonnes CO2 equivalents|
|Type of Certificate||Gold Standard Voluntary Emissions Reductions (VER)|
4 February 2019