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The SWISS Projects

SWISS supports two projects by the non-profit climate protection foundation myclimate. The climate protection projects meet the highest and most rigorous quality standards in the world (CDM and/or Gold Standard). In addition to reducing CO2 emissions, the projects themselves are completely sustainable: the local populations benefit from social, economic and environmental improvements (job creation, knowledge and technology transfer, improved quality of life).

Energy-efficient cook stoves

Kakamega, Kenya

Locally produced efficient Upesi stoves reduce wood consumption in Kenya and help to preserve the unique vegetation and biodiversity of Kakamega rainforest. The stoves have a cleaner burning process and thus decrease indoor air pollution and associated acute respiratory infections in women and children. Moreover, savings in burning unsustainably harvested fuel wood cut down CO2 emissions.

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Power from FSC wood chips

Itacoatiara, Brazil

In the Brazilian Amazonas region, myclimate supports the switch from diesel to climate-friendly FSC woodchips for the production of electricity.This small-scale project is the first worldwide that produces emission certificates on the basis of sustainably harvested biomass from FSC- (Forest Stewardship Council) certified forestry.

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