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25 Years of First Climate

This year, First Climate is celebrating its 25th anniversary! We are looking back at the beginnings and the most important milestones of our company on its way to becoming one of the world's leading providers of effective climate solutions.

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25 Years of Commitment to Climate Action

 

“For us, 25 years of First Climate means 25 years of focusing on measurable benefits for the climate and generating real impact. We are proud to be one of the pioneers in the field of corporate climate action. On this page, we have compiled some of the most important milestones in our company history for you. 


A tremendous thank you to all our clients and partners who have placed their trust in us over the past 25 years. 


Learn more about our very own First Climate journey here.”

– Olaf Bachert, CEO First Climate AG

1999 - 2007

Founding and Positioning

The first chapter in the history of First Climate begins in Switzerland when Factor Consulting + Management AG was founded in Zurich in 1999. From consulting services in the areas of climate action and climate policy to the first steps in project development and the delivery of carbon credits for companies, Factor increasingly positions itself as a Swiss pioneer in the field of climate solutions over the course of the first few years. In Germany, the first foundations are laid with the parallel establishment of 3C Climate Change Consulting GmbH.

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1999

2000

2001

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2003

2004

2007

1999
1999-2007
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2008

Growth and Merger

With the introduction of mandatory emissions trading in the EU in 2005 and the Swiss emissions trading system in 2008, Factor and 3C enter a new era. The demand for certified climate projects increases rapidly. Both companies grow. Numerous international branches are founded to support and promote the development of new carbon reduction projects in the host countries. The companies start to collaborate.


In 2008, collaboration leads to the merger of Factor and 3C. At this point, the companys join forces and begin operationing under the present name, First Climate.

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The two enterprises complement each other – First Climate expands and quickly develops into an international service provider for corporate climate solutions with about 130 employees from all parts of the world.

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2011 - 2018

Focus and Innovation

The carbon market keeps moving – and so does First Climate. Shifting the focus away from mandatory emissions trading to voluntary climate action, the company increasingly adapts to the dynamic changes in the market and initiates various change processes in this period.

2011

2017

2018

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2011-2018

2021 - today

ONE First Climate

To continuously expand our service offers and to provide clients with innovative solutions for all phases of their corporate climate journey, while responding to the new challenges in the carbon market, First Climate increasingly relies on strong, long-term partnerships and investments. Together with these alliances, we continue to pursue a common goal – the scaling of global climate action measures. 

2021

2022

2023

2024

With 25 years of market presence, First Climate is one of the most experienced service providers and project developers in the field of voluntary climate action worldwide.

As an experienced and reliable partner, we look forward to continuing to support you in every step of your climate journey. 

2021
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