Sustainable wind power is replacing fossil-fuel fired electricity in New Caledonia
The offsetting for the Climate Credit Card is partly done via an impressive climate protection project on the Pacific island state of New Caledonia: Two wind farms with more than 100 typhoon-proof wind turbines generate electricity for about 50’000 people and avoid about 40’000 t of CO2 emission annually.
Advantages for the climate, environment and people
This innovative project is certified under the Gold Standard, the leading label for premium carbon credits, endorsed by WWF. This guarantees the validity, transparency, and additionality of the emission reductions. In addition to environmental benefits, the project brings with it socio-economic benefits.
It contributes to the economic development of the region and generates needed jobs for the native community. The project owner supports, among other things, a community center that promotes small scale entrepreneurship via education and capacity building.