Carbon management and clean energy projects are able to contribute to improving the livelihoods of the local communities in a significant way. These co-benefits are a vital part of the goal of creating lasting environmental sustainability. Project co-benefits include programs such as providing access to health care, education for children and even improving surrounding infrastructure.
Climate Friendly also see this as a significant factor in selecting projects and believe that the additional benefits and the ability to correctly quantify them is as important to us as it is to you.
In addition to measuring the positive climate impact like greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduced or clean energy generated, we take into account the a number of essential co-benefits including:
ENVIRONMENT & BIODIVERSITY
Preserving and creating forests and reducing charcoal and firewood consumption.
EDUCATION & CHILDREN
Donations to schools for upgrade and scholarships as well as the increases in the number of children receiving education.
LOCAL ECONOMY & INFRASTRUCTURE
Improved transport, construction of new roads and upgrading of existing roads. Upgraded and repaired water infrastructure installations as well as improving the amount of water available.
HEALTH & HYGIENE
Increases in the number of people receiving health checkups and increased spending on new and repaired hospitals
HOUSEHOLD SAVINGS & LIVELIHOODS
Advanced household devices such as cook stoves and water filters and time and savings associated with the use of alternative fuel sources.
TRAINING & UPSKILLING
Workers benefiting from training in advanced technologies and other programs.
LAND USE & AGRICULTURE
Improved soil fertility improved agricultural land and irrigation efficienc.
WOMEN & GENDER EQUALITY
Increased income and assets, education and knowledge, decision making and food security.
Take a look at our projects for information on each projects benefits beyond carbon reduction or talk to our team for more information.