We only participate in Gold Standard projects. This means few but high-quality projects with a high level of carbon neutralisation. Learn more below.
To achieve the highest possible CO2 reduction, we invest only in few but highly efficient projects which are exclusively Gold Standard-certified. This means they are verified by UN-accredited auditors upholding high demands for design, efficiency, governance and reporting.
Some of our investments have a high yield for the environment, others have high significance for the local population. These are two sides of the same coin. We can make a weighty difference in the carbon balance sheet by increasing the quality of life while reducing the use of fossil fuels.
India has ambitious plans for the green transition, and as the average living standards in India improve, it is crucial for the green transition to keep pace. Therefore, and due to other benefits, that you can learn more about here, we have chosen to participate in the solar project in the Indian state of Maharashtra.
If you only have access to dirty water, you need to boil it to make it drinkable. The heating of water causes air pollution and emits CO2. For that reason, we help minimise the emissions of CO2 by giving people in small towns in Uganda, Zimbabwe and Sierra Leone access to clean water.
In Turkey, the wind turbines are running at full speed. This helps reduce CO2 globally, and not only because of the green power they produce, but also because Turkey is not part of the carbon emission trading. This might sound a bit technical, but we are actually minimising carbon emissions in countries that don’t trade carbon emissions.
Wind and water projects are profitable investments in terms of CO2 reductions because it’s easy to measure the amount of green energy the facilities produce. We want to contribute to the global energy transition, and these projects play an important part of that effort.
For a short period, we were engaged in purchasing and cancelling European permits to emit carbon dioxide. At that time there was a significant political support to do that, and the impact on the global CO2 emission was tangible. If the prices of CO2 permits rise again, then we will reconsider this project.
The rainforests are, as they say, the lungs of the world. The more rainforest, the less carbon emission. This is why minimising deforestation is a profitable investment in terms of CO2 reduction. We are continuously investigating which Redd+ projects are open for us to invest in.