There is an overwhelming choice, although not all are focussed on supporting new projects and providing education. Lots are articles on climate change, carbon offsetting or companies highlighting how they are trying to achieve a carbon neutral footprint.
At Climate-Wise we do not mind who you support as long as it has a positive impact on reducing the amount of CO2 that is pumped into the atmosphere each year or provides a solution for removing the excess CO2 out of the atmosphere.
In starting up Climate Wise we tried to address the same questions, how can we be sure that we are supporting the right projects. In the end we focussed on validity, in other we only support projects that meet the following criteria:
- UN created and supported projects
- Projects that meet the Gold Standard Validation
- Companies that have a track record of taking on governments and or companies that have led to legislative change
Finally, our role is not just to support projects, that already exist, but to provide the following as well:
In meeting these criteria, there is a documented evidence trail through legal and governmental audits that provide validity, or by using a renowned independent validator such as Gold Standard to provide assurance to the quality and reliability of the information and impact of these projects. Within our own organisation we provide audits on the donations received as well as information on the projects that these donations have gone towards.