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Standards & Technologies


Our climate projects

First Climate offers you a wide range of solutions for supporting additional climate change mitigation measures with the help of high-quality emission reduction or carbon removal certificates. These projects can differ in technology for avoidance, reduction, and storage, or the certification standard.


Certified Quality

First Climate's services related to the supply and retirement of carbon credits to promote additional climate protection measures are audited annually by TÜV Nord.


Project standards

The quality of our offers plays a central role for us.

All our projects are additional, which means, they can only be carried out with the support of our clients.

All of the projects we offer are certified according to high quality standards.

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Verified Carbon Standard (VCS)

The Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) is a global standard for validating and verifying voluntary emission reductions. Any emission reductions that are validated and verified by VCS must be real, measurable, permanent, additional, unique, transparent, conservatively calculated and checked by an independent verifier. Methodologies of the VCS are closely based on the rules of the Kyoto Protocol. When it comes to the volume of emission reductions, the VCS is the most important standard for voluntary funding climate action with carbon credits.


Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standard (CCB)

The Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standard (CCB) assesses, validates and verifies forestry projects that simultaneously provide solutions to climate change, support local communities and work to conserve wildlife and plants.


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Framework Convention on
Climate Change

Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)

The CDM is one of three mechanisms defined by the Kyoto Protocol for certifying emission reduction projects in developing countries. These projects produce CER certificates, which each refer to a single ton of carbon dioxide. These CERs can be traded and used by industrialized countries to help meet their own emission reduction targets under the Kyoto Protocol.  


Gold Standard

The Gold Standard is largely built on the Kyoto Protocol’s rules for calculating emission reductions. However, the Gold Standard additionally requires the ecological, social and economic added value of a project to be periodically checked by a validator. The Gold Standard is the highest quality project standard and was co-developed by the WWF.


An overview of the project technologies

Energieeffiziente Kochofen in Uganda

Energy Efficiency

An example of energy efficiency projects at household level is the spread of energy-efficient cooking stoves. Cooking over open fires is still widespread in many parts of the world. This is very inefficient and therefore associated with a multitude of problems: On the one hand, deforestation is advancing due to the high demand for firewood. On the other hand, there is a lot of harmful smoke that leads to serious eye, respiratory and lung diseases. Energy-efficient stoves achieve fuel savings of 30 to 50 percent and thus help to relieve the environment and improve people's living conditions.

Sustainable Development Goals – Contributing to Sustainable Development  ​

All of First Climate’s projects offer a variety of co-benefits for the environment and local people. Consequently, our projects enable to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals and contribute to sustainable development in the project locations.  


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