myclimate™ is a Switzerland-based non-profit organization. All of its projects are developed in accordance with procedures, criteria and methodologies from the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol, and are inspected and validated by CDM accredited Designated Operational Entities (DOEs), such as The Gold Standard (www.cdmgoldstandard.org), which are independent, third-parties accepted by the United Nations.
* myclimate™ Carbon Offset projects are based on internationally recognized criteria and are developed in accordance with the highest standards in the market:
a) Energy-based Projects. myclimate™ only accepts renewable energy, energy efficiency, and methane projects with power generation. Afforestation and reforestation projects are not supported.
b) Additionality. myclimate™ only supports projects that would not be viable without support from the carbon offset market.
c) Sustainable Development. A project is only accepted by myclimate™ if it does not cause any harm to the local environment, society and economy. Additionally, the project should contribute to sustainable development, improved quality of life, transfer of knowledge and technology, local job generation, and reductions in air and water pollution.
* All myclimate™ Carbon Offset projects have to verifiably reduce greenhouse gas emissions according to internationally accepted methodologies. Registration process under the Clean Development Mechanism and/or The Gold Standard (www.cdmgoldstandard.org) for international projects is either underway or planned for all projects and is valid for STI beginning in 2008.
STI provides Gold Standard Verified Emission Reductions and Gold Standard Certified Emission Reductions from the portfolio of activities managed by myclimate™.
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