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How can I donate ?
You want to give back to nature ? You want to help in reducing global warming ? You want to be part of a community that is committed to supporting concrete actions with a real positive impact on nature and the well-being of all, today and for future generations ? Then go to our donate page and support our crowdfunding campaigns. Every donation counts and you have the power to help our climate projects see the light and fulfil their mission of reducing CO2 emissions and improving the well-being of local communities.
What will my donation contribute to ?
‘Every single donation counts’
Since the Earth Funders Fund is 100% dependent on voluntary contributions, each level of financial support is essential.
Thanks to your support, together:
- We are helping climate & environmental initiatives to start their activities in different areas such as : reforestation, conservation, renewable energy, energy efficiency, access to safe drinking water, …
- We are helping climate initiatives to scale up their activities and increase their impact
- We are helping climate initiatives to achieve financial autonomy thanks to the Gold Standard* (or equivalent) certifications, allowing them to be rewarded with carbon credits**.
Does my donation give entitlement to tax benefits ?
The King Baudouin Foundation is a belgian public utility foundation whose mission is to contribute to a better society.
CO2logic created the Earth Funders Fund in partnership with the King Baudouin Foundation which is assigned to ensure & distribute all the collected donations to the climat projects.
The King Baudouin Foundation will send you a tax certificate in February of each year.
Indeed, donations of at least 40€ give a right to a tax reduction of 45% of the amount actually paid and which will be included in the certificate.
For example: if you make a gift of 40€, you actually spend only 22€.
How much is going to the project itself ?
CO2 logic covers all the operational costs with the contribution of sponsors and strives to dedicate 100% of the collected funds directly to the projects for more impact.
Are we competing with other NGO’s ?
We are working with different NGOs around the world that have great & impactful projects but who sometimes lack the technical knowledge to organise & scale their projects for higher impact & recurring revenues to guarantee the perenity & continuity of their project & positive impacts. We are functioning as a centraliser and accelerator for many other NGO’s. We are helping them to access fundraising, so they can focus on their local added value services, in exchange for measurable positive impacts. So if you have a good climate project do not hesitate to contact us.
What are greenhouse gases (GHGs)?
The most important GHGs are water vapour (H2O) and carbon dioxide (CO2). Other greenhouse gases include chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O) and ozone (O3). While all GHGs are only present in the atmosphere as trace amounts, their effect is enormous: without the natural greenhouse effect, the earth’s average surface temperature would be only -18˚C instead of the current 15˚C.
What is the greenhouse effect?
The greenhouse effect is a natural phenomenon arising from heat-absorbing components, called greenhouse gases (GHGs), in our atmosphere. This natural effect regulates the earth’s surface temperature, allowing life on earth as we know it. Unlike the belief of many people, the greenhouse effect in itself does not threaten our climate. It is only due to our carbon-emitting activities (e.g. traffic, industry, etc.) that GHGs accumulate – as they cannot be completely recycled by our natural ecosystems – which causes temperatures to rise.
Why is it called the greenhouse effect?
The greenhouse effect is named after the warming effect of solar radiation passing through glass in a greenhouse. Nevertheless, the underlying heat-retaining mechanism is fundamentally different: the greenhouse effect can be compared to a blanket that traps the body heat, and prevents it from escaping into the room.
What causes global warming?
Scientists are more than 90% sure that global warming is primarily caused by increasing concentrations of greenhouse gasses and CO2 emitted by human activities. The mass burning of fossil fuels such as oil and coal, cutting down rainforests (deforestation) and farming livestock add enormous amounts of GHGs to our atmosphere, increasing the greenhouse effect and global warming.
What is global warming?
Global warming refers to the recent (pre-industrial to present) temperature increase of the earth’s surface and lower atmosphere. In order to keep the negative consequences of global warming under control, the average global temperature rise should be limited to less than 2˚C relative to the pre-industrial level – as was agreed at the United Nations Framework Conference on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Beyond that limit, climate change becomes catastrophic and irreversible.
What are the consequences of global warming?
Global temperatures will rise significantly, as will sea levels. We should expect extreme weather events (think: storms, floods, and heat waves) to increase both in frequency and intensity. In turn, this could lead to other indirect effects such as the spreading of tropical diseases to new regions, and forced mass migrations or climate refugees. The negative impacts will be strongest in low-income countries, as they lack some infrastructures and they are currently unable to take the necessary adaptation measures.
What are the consequences of global warming for our ecosystems?
Our natural ecosystems serve as a buffer for climate change impacts. For example: coral reefs reduce the impacts of sea surges and tropical storm waves before they reach the shoreline, forests can act as a carbon sink, etc. Yet, these ecosystems have trouble adapting to the rapid changes caused by global warming, leading to severe degradation with the risk of total collapse. All of this increases the vulnerability of nature and of our societies that (inconsciously) rely on it.
What is my carbon footprint ?
Your carbon footprint is a quantification of the total amount of (indirect) greenhouse gases emitted by you and your daily activities and purchases. A carbon footprint is usually expressed in ‘tonnes of CO2 equivalents’.
How much is 1 ton CO2?
A carbon footprint is usually expressed in ‘tonnes of CO2’, but how much is 1 ton of CO2 exactly?
- Driving 9500 km with a normal car;
- The average emission of 1 passenger on a return-flight from Brussels to Marrakech;
- Heating an average home for 2 months (350 litres of heating oil or 450m² of natural gas).
How can I reduce my carbon footprint
We all have a carbon footprint no matter what measures we take to reduce it. But we have the power to keep it within the limits that the planet can bear.
Our CO2 emissions come mainly from our fossil energy sources, our food chain, transport (mobility) and the products and services we consume.
The first thing to do is of course to avoid CO2 emissions by orienting our lifestyle and consuming habits towards the most sustainable models possible (renewables energy use, local and plant-based food, energy efficiency of our homes, favour CO2 neutral means of transport, …). Then, we can reduce our CO2 emissions, among others, by eating less meat, reducing our trips by fossil fuel driven cars or airplanes, by favoring plant-based products, circular products, upcycled and recycled products, …. Finally, what we could not avoid or reduce, we can compensate. By calculating, for example the CO2 emissions from your travels and by supporting a climate project which aims to reduce CO2 emissions, you can neutralize your incompressible CO2 emissions and give back to nature and climate.
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What is the carbon footprint of my company or business ?
Your carbon footprint is a quantification of the total amount of (indirect) greenhouse gases emitted by your organisation, fleet, event, product or service. Through recognised methods, such as Bilan Carbone, GHG protocol, ISO 14064, PEF, OEF, etc. your actual footprint can be visualised. Calculating your carbon footprint is the first step in a 4-step process to reduce your carbon emissions to zero.
How can my organisation, product or brand become carbon neutral?
We can help you become CO2 neutral through 4 basics steps: calculating, reducing, compensating, and communicating your carbon emissions.
Why is it important to support climate projects in developing countries ?
Climate change is a global issue. CO2 emissions from industrialised countries have a global negative impact. The Poles are particularly sensible to the global warming as temperature changes are more extreme in these areas.
As explained earlier developing countries are also more sensible to climate disruption for different reasons such as: drought intensive regions, lack of infrastructure, high reliability on climate sensitive agriculture, general poverty,…
Conversely, deforestation (often due to poverty and/or corruption) and destruction of biodiversity in developing countries have a negative impact on the global climate.
There is only one atmosphere on earth and CO2 emissions do not stop at country borders. Supporting climate projects like reforestation, biodiversity protection, renewable energy and energy efficiency not only reduce CO2 emissions worldwide but also maximizes positive impacts and co-benefits (addressing poverty, education, health, income generating activities, …) at a local level.
One euro invested in a climate project in a developing country generates more positive impact than one euro invested in an industrialised country because there are still more low hanging fruits in developing countries. It not only reduces CO2 emissions on a global scale but also improves the living conditions of the local communities. Think climate refugees, think tropical diseases,… we are all interconnected.