Project details
1586 ยท Climate project + nature conservation
  • 1 t CO2 + Financial contribution, International + Thuringia, Germany
A certified climate project combined with additional commitment

This combined project contributes to the financing of a certified climate project and additionally supports nature conservation in Germany. For every tonne of CO2 saved through the contribution via a certified climate project, a financial contribution flows into measures that protect forest ecosystems in the Thuringian Slate Mountains. There we restore intensively used forests to their natural state, create mixed forests, increase the proportion of deadwood, install nesting boxes, and much more. In this way, we improve the habitats for animal species that have become rare, such as capercaillie and fire salamander.

Currently, the nature conservation is combined with a certified afforestation project in China ( It covers 43,600 ha of barren land where afforestation is taking place. Trees improve air quality and soil structure and prevent erosion.

Our additional commitment: a financial contribution for every tonne of CO2 reduced

With our combined project, we combine verified emission reductions through a certified climate project with an additional commitment to regional nature conservation. European ecosystems are also affected by climate change. Our regional nature conservation initiatives are therefore committed to preserving or restoring natural habitats and adapting them to climatic changes.

Possible project activities include the protection and conversion of native forests, the conservation of animal and plant biodiversity, peatland restoration, or the conversion of agricultural land. The certified climate project is registered with international standards.

Contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Clean Water and SanitationForest soils filter rainwater, provide clean ground water, and ensure high drinking water quality.
Climate ActionForests store large amounts of CO2. They have positive effects on the global, regional, and local climate.
Life on LandForests protect from erosion, avalanches, flooding, and high tide. For many animals, plant, and fungal species, the forest is the habitat that provides them with food and shelter. For example, the forests in this project area are home to endangered species such as the capercaillie and the fire salamander.
Project standardVERs + additional commitment TechnologyClimate project + nature conservationRegion1 t CO2 + Financial contribution, International + Thuringia, GermanyAdditional commitment implemented byTransition Woods gGmbH