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Climate projects

We believe that carbon offsetting should never be used as a way to rationalize or perpetuate unsustainable practices. It should only be considered as an option after first calculating and starting to reduce your carbon footprint.

To account for potential calculation errors, the carbon footprint is offset by a factor of 200% as a standard.

The carbon offsetting occurs in a portfolio of climate projects that have been chosen to maximize the climate benefit for the lowest possible cost and risk. Furthermore, we make sure that our projects contribute in tangible ways to a region’s social improvement.

Offsetting using a portfolio of projects means the risk will be spread out. This is much more secure than if you as an individual were to select a single project. This is the same logic as, for example, taking on less risk by investing in a mutual fund instead of buying a single stock.

The climate projects are certified by the UN and carry the Gold Standard quality label (supported by WWF and similar organizations). This means the projects have been subject to the toughest auditing requirements regarding verifiable climate benefit and social improvement.

Our projects

  1. Aruba Wind Power – Vader Piet is the first wind farm built on Aruba, enabling 20% of the island’s electricity to be renewable. The park is now being expanded with additional wind turbines and solar panels to be able to cover at least 40% of electricity consumption.
  2. Nuetech Solar Water Heating – Today, 90% of people living in cities in west India use direct electricity to generate hot water. Since hot water represents 20–30% of the electricity usage, and India’s electricity mix today heavily relies on fossil fuels, this has a significant negative climate impact. Neutech Solar solves this by distributing solar water heaters that are installed on household roofs.
  3. Dora II Geothermal Energy – In Turkey’s Aydin province, geothermal energy is now being harvested. It is a great complement to wind and solar power, as it is not weather-dependent. Turkey has a growing energy demand where >80% of the energy supply is still generated by fossil fuels. The geothermal energy plant helps to phase out coal, oil and natural gas.
  4. Gangadhar Narsingdas Agrawal Wind Power – This project builds and installs wind turbines to generate electricity in western India, a region heavily dependent on fossil fuels for electricity generation. Apart from the large climate benefit, it also creates green jobs and a safer means of providing electricity.
  5. Guizhou Province Methane Digesters – The project involves building and installing 18,000 biogas digesters fueled by pig manure, for local households. This is an extremely effective project since it both eliminates household coal use and prevents methane gas leakage (which is 30 times more potent than CO2) from the pig manure. Besides the positive climate impact, the project also enables better air quality and new green jobs.
  6. Turkey Wind Power – Installation of wind turbines in three different provinces that are currently heavily dependent on coal for electricity production.
  7. India Solar Power – Installation of 250 MW solar power in villages in the Karnataka region, replacing electricity supply previously based on fossil fuels.


ClimateHero uses a third-party auditor to validate our carbon offset practice. The objective of the audit is to ensure that ClimateHero acts in compliance with stipulated policy and ensures that the offset volumes in climate projects match the volumes bought by ClimateHero’s users. The audit is conducted in conjunction with the financial closing of books each fiscal year. The first audit occurred in 2018.