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.

Organization Type Non-Governmental Organization

Contact Information

Primary Contact
Mr. Florian Zerzawy
Secondary Contact

Address Zossener Straße 55-58
Phone +49-(0)30-627 35 50 21
Fax +49-(0)30-627 35 50 29
Calling/Fax Instructions

Our Focus

Primary Initiatives, Target Populations, and Scope of Work:

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.

Fuels/Technologies: Biomass
Sectors of Experience: Energy
Renewable Energy
Rural Development
Countries of Operation: United States

Our Experience And Interest In The Four PCIA Central Focus Areas

Social/Cultural barriers to using traditional fuels and stoves:


Market development for improved cooking technologies:

Carbon finance offers a new way off bringing improved cooking stove projects off the ground.

Technology standardization for cooking, heating and ventilation:

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.

Indoor air pollution exposure and health monitoring:

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.

Relevant Publications or Studies

None noted

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.