The up to par, ones. More specifically, these following projects:
1. Support for small farmers in Peru (50 percent of the CO₂ emissions saved):
In order to protect a highly biodiverse rainforest area in southeastern Peru against illegal deforestation alongside other threats, this project supports 400 indigenous families in that region. These families and small farmers are given the rights to the land, so they can harvest naturally occurring Brazil nuts. They also receive microloans and support in the marketing and processing of their nuts. In this way, they can earn a livelihood that does not require the destruction of the rainforest.
2. Biogas installations in Vietnam (25 percent of the CO₂ emissions saved)
In Vietnam, wood and charcoal are still used frequently for cooking and heating. This releases harmful emissions into the atmosphere. Clean and accessible alternatives are small biogas installations that can be used directly in the home and which also make it possible to convert organic waste, such as manure, into energy. In addition to that, they take care of processing the biomass further into natural fertilizer - which is less polluting for the soil than synthetic agents.
3. Clean drinking water in Uganda (25 percent of the CO₂ emissions saved):
Two billion people in the world don’t have access to clean drinking water. They often have no other option than to boil and purify their water over an open fire. The "Improved Kitchen Regimes" program works on avoiding the resulting CO₂ emissions. For example, boreholes to access clean water are being laid out and maintained in Uganda. Elsewhere, the project ensures the use of efficient stoves that use less firewood. So in addition to saving greenhouse gases, the project also helps provide better living- and health conditions for the people. Contaminated drinking water is one of the most common causes of death in sub-Saharan Africa, and inhaled smoke from open fires often leads to respiratory diseases.