Invest in Climate Compensation

Sign a Climate Agreement for your company and provide climate assistance to the world’s poorest

DanChurchAid believes in a greener and more just world. A world where we take action on climate change, and work towards preventing inequity as a result of climate change.

Reducing carbon emissions is crucial, but as a short-term solution, we need to offset the emissions we are not yet able to reduce.

That is why DanChurchAid now offers agreements with companies on climate compensation.
A Climate Agreement with DanChurchAid can help offset a company's CO2 emissions and reduce its footprint in a responsible way, which also helps to mitigate the effects on the lives of those most affected by climate change.

A Climate Agreement is based on DanChurchAid's work with climate adaptation and rests upon the three pillars described in the section below.

If you wish to hear more about how your company can enter into a Climate Agreement with DanChurchAid, you can contact:

Project Manager
Mette Klarskov Petersen at
mkpe@dca.dk and we will contact you.

CO2 compensation via tree planting in Uganda. The offset is documented by our partner and is third-party verified on a regular basis.

Investing in climate adaptation through, for example, new climate-resistant crops, new farming methods and preparation for climate-related disasters. 

Emergency relief when climate disasters strike.

By investing in a holistic response, we can strengthen the resilience and dignity of those who are most affected by climate change. 

Watch a video presentation of our Climate Agreements below. 

 

An investment in sustainable, climate-resilient development 

In DanChurchAid, we believe in life before death, but rising temperatures, failed harvests, and hurricanes make it increasingly difficult for millions of poor people to live their lives in dignity. It is our mandate to help them.

This means that our work, to an even greater extent than before, is about creating climate-resilient development.
As an emergency relief organization, we must constantly become better at taking climate change into account in the way we work. But we cannot do it alone. We need help.
That is why we now offer tailor-made Climate Agreements with companies.

Through a Climate Agreement, your company can offset emissions while at the same time strengthening the resilience and adaptation, for those most affected by climate change.

If you want to hear more about how your company can enter into a Climate Agreement with DanChurchAid, you can contact:

Project manager
Mette Klarskov Petersen at
mkpe@dca.dk and you will hear from us.

“Involvement of local communities always increases the sustainability of development initiatives. When DanChurchAid involves the local population in tree planting, you expect both better protection and management of the trees, and at the same time the trees create benefits for the local community.”

Ida Theilade, Professor of Ethnobotany and Natural Resources, University of Copenhagen

 

This is how a Climate Agreement works 

A company that enters into a Climate Agreement with DanChurchAid contributes to:

Plant trees in Uganda to absorb the greenhouse gases causing climate change. The trees compensate for the company's CO2 emissions and benefit local communities.
Trees counteract landslides and can slow down severe flooding. Trees provide shade, fruits and are an important source of income.
Our trees are planted in Uganda in collaboration with our partner, the socio-economic company TROFACO, and local communities.

The CO2 uptake is documented by TROFACO and third-party verified on an ongoing basis by Ida Theilade, professor of ethnobotany and natural resources at the University of Copenhagen.
We only count the CO2 that trees absorb above the ground surface, but additionally, the trees also absorb a lot of CO2 underground. Documentation of the CO2 uptake is sent directly to your company.

Invest in climate adaptation to build resilient communities and improve the livelihoods of those most affected by climate change. This includes new climate-resistant crops and weather warning systems,
dikes and canals, which can counteract floods that damage buildings and agriculture. Climate change has already left its mark, especially in the world's poorest countries, and adaptation is therefore a crucial part of the fight against climate change.

Ensure climate emergency assistance to the world's poorest, when climate disasters strike in the form of floods, droughts, and famines.
By investing in a holistic response, we can strengthen the resilience and dignity of those who are most affected by climate change.

When we practice climate compensation, we ensure that it is done in a responsible and transparent manner.
For example, we make sure that the uptake is larger than what is compensated, monitor and follow up to ensure that the uptake is real, and at the same time, help with climate adaptation where people are affected by climate change.

We must remember that CO2 offsets and climate assistance in the world's poorest countries are not enough.
We should each do our utmost to reduce our own CO2 emissions and take the best possible care of the planet's resources.

In this way, we can ensure a greener and more just future for all.

If you want to hear more about how your company can enter into a Climate Agreement with DanChurchAid, you can contact:

Project manager
Mette Klarskov Petersen at
mkpe@dca.dk and you will hear from us.

Read in Danish: CO2-kompensation for virksomheder