We explain how an integrated approach to sustainability can work for businesses, people and the environment in this latest blog on the Sustain Travel website.
You may also be interested to read our recent press release about Aviva’s carbon offset programme, which has positively impacted the lives of more than 200,000 people through two projects – LifeStraw Carbon for Water in Kenya and Envirofit Efficient Stoves in India.
Zelda Bentham, Head of Environment and Climate Change at Aviva, said; “We have always been committed to offsetting our environmental impacts, but we also wanted to make sure our programmes delivered a broader community impact… This approach makes CR more joined up across our operations”.
ClimateCare was today ranked Best Project Developer – Public Health in the Environmental Finance and Carbon Finance Voluntary Carbon Market Ranking. This prestigious peer voted award acknowledges the organisation’s integrated Climate and Development model for projects that both protect the environment and improve people’s lives.
“Our decision to create a ‘Public Health’ category in project development is in response to growing demand from offset buyers for projects that deliver measurable outcomes beyond emissions reductions,” says Mark Nicholls, Editor of Environmental Finance.
“These projects, and the developers such as ClimateCare who have pioneered them, show how carbon market techniques – such as quantification, measurement, and cost-effective project development – can be applied to improving health in some of the poorest parts of the world.”
ClimateCare has focussed on projects that deliver multiple outcomes since 1997, writing the Gold Standard Methodology that allowed carbon finance for clean cookstove projects and later adapting it for safe water projects.
“It’s not about theory, but demonstrating and instigating real action on the ground” explains ClimateCare Director, Tom Morton
“We work with public and private sector delivery partners, designing and implementing world-first Climate and Development projects. Collaboration is key to find solutions that work for people and the planet. We’re therefore particularly pleased that this award is from our partners who have taken this opportunity to vote for us and recognise our unique approach. We’d like to thank every one of them for their support.”