FairClimateFund finances projects which both reduce carbon emissions and also offer a better future to the most vulnerable. We focus on investing in projects for clean cooking methods for households in developing countries in line with Fairtrade principles. Companies, organisations & individuals can contribute to these projects by offsetting your carbon footprint.
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THE IMPORTANCE OF CLEAN COOKING METHODS
Did you know that roughly one third of the world's population still cooks on an open wood fire on a daily basis, usually indoors? The smoke released is very harmful to human health. As a result, worldwide over four million people die annually from lung disease in particular. That's more than from AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined!
Therefore, FairClimateFund focuses on investing in projects for clean cooking methods in developing countries. Our projects reduce carbon emmissions ánd improve the daily life of the most vulnerable.
WHY FAIR CARBON OFFSETTING?
Usually in climate projects, the people that generate the carbon credits do not own the climate project and receive nothing in return for the carbon credits. While profits are being made elsewhere in the supply chain. This is not fair. Therefore, FairClimateFund develops her own climate projects that reduce carbon emmissions and apply fair principles:
- Our projects are set up by local communities to ensure bottom-up development.
- The local households own the project and carbon credits that they generate themselves.
- The local households receive a fair minimum price for the carbon credits.
- Our projects significantly improve the daily lives of the most vulnerable.
- Our projects create long term local employment.
MEET FAIRTRADE COFFEE FARMERS SILASHI AND MULANE AND THEIR FAMILY
Silashi tells you about his daily life and his battle against climate change.
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