How it all works

How do low-carbon projects work?

Low-carbon projects remove/reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere

Emissions = climate change

Our climate is stable when greenhouse gases are balanced in the atmosphere.

We’ve knocked it off balance by increasing greenhouse gas emissions and decreasing greenhouse gas sinks.

We’re emitting more than ever

Kiwi household emissions have risen by 11.8% since 2007 and we each emit 1.8x more than the global average per year.

Even if we do our best to reduce our own emissions, we can only reduce so much. It's impossible to reduce our emissions to zero.

Low-carbon projects can help

Low-carbon projects reduce and remove emissions from the atmosphere. Many of these projects need funding to go ahead.

They can include things like forestry, renewable energy, biogas, cookstoves and clean water projects.

If we help fund them

As a type of climate finance, projects that meet certain criteria may be issued offsets to sell through regulated marketplaces based on the emissions they can save.

Purchasing offsets and helping fund these projects lets us verifiably reduce global emissions. Fewer emissions = a more stable future climate.

How does the collective work?

We put your donations to work, funding low-carbon projects for a better future for all of us

How do co-benefits work?

Co-benefits are the bonus positive externalities we get when we take climate action

We all share the same atmosphere, so it doesn’t matter where in the world we take climate action.

Why not act in parts of the world where we can have the biggest splash for people and the planet?
Reducing global greenhouse gas emissions
Fewer emissions = a more stable climate plus all the benefits that flow from that. Things like:

  1. less frequent extreme weather events
  2. lower sea-level rise
  3. less species extinction
Social co-benefits
Things like:

  1. increased access to education, skills and jobs
  2. improved health and well being
  3. empowerment of women
Environmental co-benefits
Things like:

  1. improved soil, air and water quality
  2. increased biodiversity
  3. conservation of sensitive areas
Economic co-benefits
Things like:

  1. green growth in communities
  2. an influx of capital
  3. the creation of jobs
Technological co-benefits
Things like:

  1. investment in innovation
  2. investment in low-carbon growth
  3. funding new green technologies

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