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Partner:in für Entwicklung und Klima

Profil & Kontakt

FairClimateFund wants to demonstrate that the carbon market can benefit those – who are the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change – in a fair and effective way. Those with the largest carbon footprint invest in carbon reduction projects with high social impact that meet the Gold Standard and/or Fairtrade Climate Standard.

Together with our partners, we finance and implement climate projects. These climate projects reduce CO emissions and deforestation, and improve the living conditions for people in developing countries.

Revenues from sale of carbon credits cover the costs of the climate projects. Local households pay off their cookstoves with the carbon credits they produce and they also receive a Fairtrade premium which is invested in climate adaptation activities.

Our goal is to work together with our partners to provide cleaner cooking solutions for half a million people, and to plant half a million trees in order to reduce a million tonnes of CO₂ before 2025.

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Birds, Bees & Business

In the south of Burkina Faso, many women depend on the harvest and processing of shea nuts, a raw material for food, but also for many care products. However, the habitat of the shea trees is deteriorating rapidly.

Climate change and pressure on the land as a result of the use of pesticides and overgrazing has affected the landscape of the shea trees. But the processing of shea nuts by the local women also has an impact on the environment. Cooking the nuts on a traditional “three stone fire” in particular means that a lot of wood is used. Soils have become less fertile and more susceptible to erosion from disappearing trees. All this has major consequences. The people who live there see their harvests, from agriculture, but also from shea nuts and other crops, are declining. For the migratory birds, which arrive in this area after a long journey, this means that there is little to eat. There are fewer insects in the sparse landscape. Insects are not only needed as food for the millions of migratory birds, but also for the pollination of the shea trees.

Since 2018, BirdLife Netherlands and Cordaid/FairClimateFund have been working together on a rich landscape for people and nature in the south of Burkina Faso. We plant new trees, protect existing trees against logging, stimulate biodiversity and promote sustainable entrepreneurship. This provides more food for people and birds, more insects and more yields from agriculture and the production of shea nuts.
Burkina Faso
Energy efficiency: Clean Cooking
Gold Standard and Fairtrade Climate Standard
Status und Laufzeit
Women Shea Producers
Erzielte Wirkung
30,086 Tonnes of CO2 reduction
Erzielte Co-Benefits
• Less trouble with burning eyes and coughing due to reduced smoke development
• Less physical strain and back pain because less wood has to be collected

Climate and environment
• Reduced CO2 emissions and wood use in the region
• Climate adaptation measures made possible through premium income from Fairtrade carbon credits

Women empowerment
• Women have more time to participate in local village meetings
• Women are trained and provide training on how to make cookstoves and climate adaptation activities

• Time saving opportunities for women to generate more income
• Women who provide training on the production of cookstoves are given access to microloans
Kooperationspartner vor Ort
Cordaid and Bird Life Netherlands
Link zu weiteren Projektbeispielen
FairClimateFund B.V.
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