atmosfair is an independent non-profit organisation based in Berlin, Germany. It was founded in 2004 out of a research project of the German Federal Environment Ministry. From its original conception as a flight offset retailer, atmosfair has developed into a full CDM project service provider. atmosfair employs 15 experts with broad experience in project development, climate markets, software solutions, marketing and public relations.
According to our standards, all offset projects are CDM-Gold Standard projects, as recommended by the recent UNEP Guide to offsetting. Furthermore, atmosfair applies a scientific methodology for emissions calculation, approved by the German Federal Environmental Agency.
atmosfair developed the CDM Gold Standard documentation and provides funding for the "Efficient Fuel Wood Stove" project implemented by DARE and Lernen Helfen Leben e.V.
atmosfair's interventions are to scale-up improved cooking stove projects through the use of carbon finance. Besides Nigeria, improved cooking stove projects are planned in other countries of Sub-Saharan Africa as well as in Asia.
Our Experience And Interest In The Four PCIA Central Focus Areas
Carbon finance offers a new way off bringing improved cooking stove projects off the ground.
We are highly interested in benchmarks for efficiency, standardisation of efficiency testing, monitoring equipment like Stove Use Monitors and development of default values to be used in CDM approved household energy methodologies.
In the Nigeria case, monitoring of greenhouse gas emission reductions is ensured by using the monitoring approach of the CDM approved methodology AMS IIG. Sustainable development impact is monitored according to Gold Standard requirements.
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Our Contribution to the Partnership
We offer to share our experience in bringing an improved cooking stove project through the CDM Gold Standard project cycle. We offer to fund improved cooking stove projects that are interested in using carbon finance.