Climate Protection Strategy

  • We strive to embody environmental responsibility in all our actions
  • We consistently minimise energy consumption and waste
  • We run our operations on 100% green electricity
  • We've offset all emissions since 2006 when meteoblue was founded
  • We carefully select CO2 projects with genuine, impactful results
  • We provide maximal transparency regarding our climate protection efforts

Our Climate Mission

Our climate mission is embodied by our climate protection strategy, which guides all our operations and decisions. This involves consistently reducing emissions and actively promoting climate awareness across all aspects of our business:

Dedication to green energy in our operations

At the core of our commitment to environmental stewardship is our dedication to using sustainable energy sources. This is exemplified by our servers, which run exclusively on 100% green electricity. By making this conscious choice, we not only reduce our carbon footprint but also set a standard in the industry for environmental responsibility.

Eco-friendly heating solutions

In our commitment to sustainability, meteoblue opts for green heating solutions wherever possible. By using eco-friendly heating, we significantly reduce our carbon footprint, furthering our contribution to environmental protection.

Reducing travel emissions

Understanding the significant environmental impact of travel, we actively minimise air and car travel. We utilise sustainable transportation methods, significantly reducing our overall emissions and setting an example for environmentally conscious business practices. Employees are actively encouraged to use bicycles or other carbon-free forms of transportation in their daily commute.

Commitment to recycling

At meteoblue, recycling is not just a practice, but a core principle. We are dedicated to minimising waste through active recycling initiatives, contributing to a more sustainable, circular economy.

Fostering a culture of sustainability

Promoting sustainability among our team members is a key focus. We educate and encourage our team to integrate sustainability into their work and personal lives, fostering a culture of environmental responsibility.

Weather data for sustainability projects

Utilising our expertise in weather and climate, we support a variety of sustainability projects by providing data and assessments on climate risk and mitigation. Our insights in the fields of weather and climate are not just a commercial asset but also a tool for advancing environmental initiatives.

Engagement in research and public service

meteoblue is actively involved in research and non-commercial initiatives. These efforts aim to better understand and protect our environment, reflecting our deep commitment to sustainable development.

CO2 Compensation

Beyond our immediate operations, we have taken a retrospective approach to our environmental impact. We proudly compensate for all emissions produced since meteoblue was founded. In offsetting our carbon footprint, we meticulously choose our CO2 compensation partners to ensure they provide genuine and tangible environmental benefits. Details are below.

Transparent climate protection communication

meteoblue is steadfast in its commitment to transparent communication regarding our climate protection strategy. This includes detailed disclosure about our CO2 emission calculations and compensation efforts. We invite interested parties to closely examine our environmental engagement, challenging us to continually improve our practices. Furthermore, we encourage others to adopt similar transparent methods in their climate protection efforts.

Our CO2 Compensation Projects

Senegal: Clean Energy from Solar Systems

Provider: Atmosfair
Standard: Gold Standard

2,880 €

In Senegal, a groundbreaking project is reshaping the nation's approach to energy with the introduction of large-scale Solar-PV plants. These facilities, operational since 2017, are not only engineering achievements but also beacons of sustainable progress, producing an impressive 50 GWh of clean electricity annually. This initiative is pivotal in reducing Senegal's reliance on fossil fuels, cutting down CO2 emissions significantly.

In partnership with local companies like Senergy PV SA and Ten Mérina Ndakhar SA, this project is more than an energy solution; it's a commitment to sustainable development and community empowerment. Creating job opportunities and supporting the local economy, this initiative aligns with our dedication to environmental stewardship and global sustainable development goals, marking a significant step towards a greener future.

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India: Electricity from crop residues

Provider: Atmosfair
Standard: Gold Standard

2020 2021 2022
85t 108.7t 120t
2,000 € 2,500 € 2,160 €

In the arid regions of Rajasthan, India, mustard farming forms the backbone of local agriculture, but often leaves farmers with excessive waste in the form of stems and shells. Historically discarded or burned, these residues have found renewed purpose since 2007. A biomass plant in Tonk harnesses this waste as an energy source, producing electricity.

To facilitate this, decentralized collection centers within a 50-kilometer radius ensure farmers can easily sell what they had previously considered to be waste. This initiative, partnered with KPIL (Kalpaturu Projects International Limited), not only champions renewable energy but also bolsters local agriculture and job creation. We have collaborated with this transformative project, compensating for our annual emissions consecutively in 2020, 2021, and 2022.

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India: Climate protection through reforestation

Provider: ClimatePartner
Standard: Gold Standard

Historical emissions
24,400 €

In the Chickballapur district of Karnataka, India, degraded agricultural lands are being reforested. Originally, the land, with its limited water supply and poor soil conditions, belonged to the region's poorest farmers. Now, 1,296 farming families from 155 villages actively participate in the project, planting a variety of trees, such as mango, cashew, and silver oak, and safeguarding them with protective measures.

This initiative is pivotal for Climate Action. Forests, essential carbon sinks, offer myriad benefits including air filtration, soil stabilization, and wildlife habitats. The project aligns with several UN Sustainable Development Goals, including climate action, responsible consumption, and life on land, and is projected to offset around 92,100 tonnes of CO2 annually. Proudly supported by meteoblue.

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Nepal: Household biogas plants

Provider: Atmosfair
Standard: Gold Standard

Historical emissions
5,000 €

In line with our philosophy of sustainable environmental stewardship, the Nepal "Biogas Support Program" is making transformative strides. Traditionally, Nepalese households relied on wood for cooking, leading to deforestation and health issues from smoke.

The program addresses these challenges by introducing small biogas plants in rural areas. Using a slurry from cow disposal mixed with water, it's converted to gas for cooking. This not only reduces the dependence on firewood but also provides environmental benefits, like reduced deforestation and a natural fertilizer by-product. With over 240,000 biogas plants, the initiative offsets 680,000 tonnes of CO2 annually. meteoblue is both proud and elated to support such a remarkable project.

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Compensation Certificates