The projects we support
Read the backstories behind the projects our members fund.
Planting new forests is one of the most important instruments in the transition needed to combat climate change. In addition to planting new forest, restoring primary forest and ecosystems is also essential.
We are strongly against the planting of monocultures. We believe this is a form of greenwashing. Homogeneous forests may quickly capture a lot of CO₂, but they are not a long-term solution and threaten the native flora and fauna.
Our current reforestation projects
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Carbon reduction projects
Reducing CO₂ can be done in many ways. The reduced CO₂ is recorded per ton as one carbon credit. These allowances can be purchased by companies to offset their CO₂ emissions.
A new wind farm prevents CO₂ emissions because fossil fuels are no longer used afterwards.
These emissions would have taken place without the investment in this wind farm. This difference can be used to offset emissions elsewhere.
All parties who have funded this park own the CO₂ credits (proportionately). Because Kuwi.org also invests in these kinds of projects, we also own CO₂ credits. We make these available to companies to offset their emissions.
With our member’s funding, we help 10,000 Kenyan families with improved cooking appliances. This emits less CO₂ than traditional wood-burning stoves.
We record the difference in emissions between the 10,000 wood stoves and the improved stoves as carbon rights.
Verifying the carbon credits produced by a project can be done using a number of criteria and approaches.
These standards, which are typically created by national or international organisations, are intended to guarantee that the carbon credits are legitimate, quantifiable, lasting, and verifiable (known as the “additionality principle”).
We specify the verification principle for each project.