The challenge

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time: temperatures are rising and we are increasingly experiencing unpredictable rainfall, floods and extreme drought. With all its consequences: failed harvests, food shortages and damage to our ecosystems. Climate change affects us all, but people in developing countries are much more vulnerable to its effects. To keep the temperature rise below 2 degrees, we must act now.

While we in the West are largely responsible for climate change, people in developing countries are much more affected by it. That’s not fair. FairClimateFund makes projects possible that reduce CO₂ emissions and also give a better future to people in developing countries. We do this by investing in climate projects in developing countries with a focus on cleaner cooking solutions and planting trees according to fair principles. Local households pay back their investment with the CO₂ credits these projects generate.

A third of the world’s population still cooks on an open wood fire every day, usually indoors. The smoke released is very harmful to health. Worldwide, almost four million people die every year, mainly from lung diseases; that is more than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.

Source: World Health Organization