The richest 10 percent of the world are responsible for half of global CO₂ emissions, while the consequences of climate change mainly affect people in vulnerable regions. That's not fair. An ambitious CO₂ reduction plan is necessary to combat the worst consequences of climate change, but sometimes CO₂ emissions cannot be avoided.
To take responsibility for these emissions, investing in fair climate projects is a good solution. These projects reduce CO₂ emissions elsewhere and have a positive impact on people most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. FairClimateFund has a wide range of social and sustainable climate projects. Our projects are certified according to the quality marks of the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), Plan Vivo, Gold Standard and/or the Fairtade Climate Standard, but are almost all organized based on Fairtrade principles. This means that local households are closely involved in the implementation of the project, all costs of the project are covered by the carbon income and the majority (> 70%) of this income goes to the project, of which local households receive a maximum share (> 50%).