LOVE YOUR PLANET
Let's reduce CO2 emissions: lots of small everyday actions in respect of our planet.
Relaxshoe, a company that has always been environmentally aware, has chosen Carbonsink as a partner for the development of its green project. Carbonsink is a consultancy company specialised in climate strategies for companies.
By acquiring certified carbon credits, Relaxshoe supports international mitigation projects that offset emissions resulting from its activities and contribute to improving the living conditions of local communities.
Offsetting CO2 emissions that cannot be reduced is one of the actions needed to mitigate climate change and achieve increasingly ambitious targets.
In particular, Relaxshoe is committed to offsetting emissions from its energy use by 2020, making it carbon neutral.
Thanks to Carbonsink's support, Relaxshoe is funding two mitigation projects in Turkey and Tanzania, which, in addition to offsetting emissions, also contribute to improving the living conditions of local communities, thereby providing social, economic and environmental benefits on a global scale.
INSIGHTS INTO PROJECTS ACQUIRED BY RELAXSHOE
1. SULOGLU WIND POWER PLANT, TURKEY > RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECT IN TURKEY – GS493
By building a wind farm in Turkey's Süloğlu District, the project aims to accelerate the growth of the wind energy sector and boost the production of renewable energy technologies in the country. In addition to the aim of climate change mitigation by significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), the project was designed to make a social and economic contribution to the region.
Annual reduction of more than 110,000 tCO2 and contribution to climate change mitigation
Access to affordable, reliable, quality and sustainable energy
SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC
Local unemployment will be drastically reduced as a result of the increased job opportunities and business activities related to the project
SG 7 Access to affordable, reliable and modern energy.
SDG 8 New job opportunities and economic benefits.
SDG 13 Annual reduction of over 110,000 tCO2
2. NTAKATA MOUNTAINS REDD > NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS PROJECT IN TANZANIA – VCS1897
The Ntakata REDD+ project was launched in May 2017 with the main aim of engaging and supporting local communities in protecting the forest reserves in their villages. This project contributes to the conservation of wildlife habitat, mitigating climate change by creating employment and significant opportunities for some of Tanzania's most remote villages.
Annual reduction of more than 600,000 tCO2 and contribution to climate change mitigation
Conservation of biodiversity and protection of natural resources
Developing sustainable food production systems and resilient agricultural practices
Strong partnership with local communities for sustainable development in rural Tanzania
SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC
Setting up a fund for community health care and school education
New job opportunities for communities
Property guarantees and land management rights for marginalised communities in the area
Working with organisations that can guarantee communities ownership of their land and property rights over resources
SDG 1 The project generates income from forest carbon offset sales that provide indigenous communities with an alternative source of revenue, used for community healthcare, education, development projects.
SDG 2 Development of sustainable food production systems and resilient agricultural practices.
SDG 3 Community health care fund created.
SDG 4 Creation of funds for community education.
SDG 5 The project provides woman with employment opportunities as community scouts or project officers.
SDG 8 Men and women of all ages from the community are employed as community scouts and are engaged in daily project activities.
SDG 10 Property guarantees and land management rights for marginalized communities.
SDG 13 600,000 tCO2 annually reduction.
SDG 15 Conservation of biodiversity and protection of natural resources.
SDG 16 Collaboration with partner organizations that can secure legal land title and ownership rights over resources for the communities.
SDG 17 Collaboration with community and partners to bring unique approaches to the sustainable development of rural Tanzania.