myclimate is involved in climate protection worldwide through education, consulting and CO2 compensation in high quality climate protection projects. We pursue this as a charitable foundation in a market-oriented and customer-focused way.
myclimate emerged in 2002 from a joint project by students and professors at the ETH Zurich. In the space of a few short years, the organisation grew from a student project into a professionally managed and internationally focused climate protection foundation. Even today, the spirit of innovation and outstanding dedication of its participants are integral to myclimate.
What do we mean by low-carbon society? A 1- to 2-tonne society that allows for a high standard of living but has very low greenhouse gas emissions. myclimate is committed worldwide to climate protection through education, consulting and the compensation of greenhouse gas emissions by means of high-end climate protection projects. Market-oriented and customer-driven, myclimate delivers a comprehensive service package for climate protection in line with its guiding principles: «avoid – reduce – offset» and «Do the best and offset the rest».
Emissions are currently being offset in around 70 climate protection projects in 30 countries around the world. myclimate supports projects that use renewable energies, realise energy efficiency measures and cut methane emissions, as well as reforestation and new forest initiatives that reduce the pressure on protected forests and biodiversity “hot spots”. myclimate climate protection projects meet the highest standards (CDM, Gold Standard, Plan Vivo), which are not only proven to reduce greenhouse gases locally and regionally, but also make a positive contribution to sustainable development. Moreover, myclimate is making people more aware of climate change and climate protection through numerous climate education projects. myclimate has observed a rapidly growing demand for sustainability consulting services (carbon footprints, eco-balance and performance programmes).
A high calibre patronage committee made up of international personalities from the worlds of finance, academia and politics supports myclimate. Through its partner organisations, myclimate is directly active in various countries, such as Sweden, Luxembourg, Greece, United Arab Emirates, Japan and Turkey. All key figures for the myclimate foundation are published each year in its annual financial statement.