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Press release – A Turnaround with Records – myclimate Publishes its Annual Report 2016

Zurich, 29 June 2017 – The Swiss climate protection foundation myclimate today published its 2016 annual report. Overall in 2016, around 725,000 tonnes of CO2 were offset by companies and private individuals through myclimate climate protection projects. This is an absolute record value. The fact that far more climate protection would be possible without any problems is proven by the myclimate climate protection projects, which also delivered new record results and positive news for worldwide climate protection in 2016. myclimate's educational activities were able to continue their growth trend and to celebrate premieres.

A Turnaround with Records – myclimate Publishes its Annual Report 2016 (72 K)

IMS pérennise son engagement aux côtés de myclimate Luxembourg

IMS Luxembourg a scellé officiellement son engagement avec myclimate Luxembourg par la signature d’une convention de partenariat, réaffirmant ainsi son engagement durable et son soutien à des projets de protection climatique.

IMS pérennise son engagement aux côtés de myclimate Luxembourg (297 K)

The airline industry's climate protection deal

Zurich, 7th October 2016 – myclimate criticises the climate protection deal reached today by the international aviation industry. "The concept of 'climate-neutral growth' from the ICAO CORSIA (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation) agreement is an enormous missed opportunity. In light of climate change, global emissions goals and the economic situation, the best approach would be to fully offset the 800 million tons of CO2 that aircraft release into the atmosphere annually. And with 100 billion additional dollars in their pockets, this is something the industry could do", says myclimate Managing Director René Estermann.

myclimate comments on ICAO agreement (73 K)

Impetus from Paris? – myclimate Publishes Annual Report 2015

Zurich, 13 July 2016 – The Swiss climate protection foundation myclimate today published its 2015 annual report. The outstanding initial situation as a result of record low energy prices is not reflected in the foundation's operating result. The strong results of the divisions Consulting & Solutions and Climate Education as well as the operating result of the subsidiary myclimate Deutschland do not completely offset the decline in compensated tonnes. Overall in 2015, 550,000 tonnes of CO2 were compensated by companies and private individuals with myclimate climate protection projects. In 2015, these delivered further record results and positive news for global climate protection.

Impetus from Paris? – myclimate Publishes Annual Report 2015 (73 K)

Tourism and climate protection – a blue ribbon panel on the consequences of the Paris Climate Agreement and the Tourism Awards

Zürich/Reutlingen, 1 March 2016 – 195 countries have agreed to limit climate change in the Paris Agreement reached at the climate conference in Paris. The change to a more climate friendly society will also not spare tourism. The specific effects on the international tourism industry will be the focus of myclimate's trade fair presence at the 2016 ITB. Fritz Lietsch, Editor in Chief of the Sustainable Business Forum, will moderate a blue ribbon discussion panel from 2 pm on 10 March on the small stage in Hall 4.1. Following the discussion, suppliers and service providers who have undertaken pioneering steps towards climate protection will be lauded with the myclimate Awards for tourism trailblazers.

160308_press_release_ITB_myclimate.pdf (90 K)

myclimate projects receive honours at the COP21

Zürich/Paris, 11. Dezember 2015 –The Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) awarded a total of sixteen activities focussing on climate protection, sustainable development and clean technology at the COP21 in Paris. The projects are named “Game Changing Climate Lighthouse Activities”. Among these are two projects for which myclimate provided significant support. 

myclimate projects receive honours at the COP21 (138 K)

1600 Energie- und Klimapioniere überraschen Bertrand Piccard mit einer gigantischen Spiegelinstallation

Bern, 17. November 2015 – 1600 Kinder und Jugendliche brachten heute Leben in den Berner Kursaal. Gemeinsam feierten sie das grosse Abschlussfest der Initiative «Energie- und Klimapioniere». Aus der Deutschschweiz und der Romandie waren Schulklassen angereist, um ihr Engagement für den Klimaschutz und effizienten Umgang mit Energie aus dem vergangenen Schuljahr Revue passieren zu lassen. Als Dankeschön für ihren Einsatz lernten die 7- bis 16-jährigen Schulkinder ihr grosses Vorbild kennen, den Projektpaten und Solar Impulse-Piloten Bertrand Piccard. Dabei überraschten ihn die jungen Klimaschützer mit einer gigantischen Spiegelinstallation.

1600 Energie- und Klimapioniere überraschen Bertrand Piccard mit einer gigantischen Spiegelinstallation (250 K)
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