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The very foundation of the outdoor industry is under threat. The time to act is now.

Our clients

Background

Climate change and the outdoor industry

Uniquely at risk

The $887 billion outdoors industry is uniquely at risk from drought, flooding, low snowpack, fires, and other extreme-weather-related phenomena linked to global warming.

Ambitious goals

The Outdoor Industry Association’s Climate Action Corps announced its first Annual Impact Report and set the goal to become the world’s first climate-positive industry by 2030.

Part of a brand strategy

Climate action not only addresses threats, it also creates opportunities as demonstrated by Patagonia. 

Avoid Greenwashing

There is no Net Zero without carbon removal. Planting trees is not enough for companies that are serious about their sustainability strategy. 

Why Klimate ?

Access experts

Climate science, net zero, and carbon removal are complex topics to understand and analyse. We hired a PhD specialised in sustainability science, so you don’t have to.

Get better deals

More bang for your buck. We buy carbon removal in bulk on behalf of all our clients. We negotiate and work hand-in-hand with our suppliers to get you the best deal.

Save time

Projects are complex and costly to analyse, source and manage. We save you days of work by doing this for you and combine projects in a “ready to buy” portfolio.

Offer full transparency

Our public record of carbon removal gives you the option to offer complete transparency to your stakeholders. This builds trust and ensures the credibility of your efforts.

Nature is where I find new energy. Whether I'm camping with my family in Sweden, or doing multi-pitch climbing in the Alps, I can see the signs of Climate Change. This motivates me to always do more to combat climate change.

I believe outdoor brands are key to lead the way to Net Zero for other industries to follow.

Mads Emil Dalsgaard

Cofounder, Klimate.co

Carbon Removal Projects

We work with the best carbon removal projects

from around the world to create global impact

*We use different projects for each methods composing your carbon removal. The projects used in your removal may vary based on availability.

How it works

Future-proof your climate action

Step 1

Find a portfolio matching your budget & ambition

Our proprietary algorithm helps you set a budget to stay ahead of the competition and find the best possible carbon removal portfolios to match.

Step 2

Receive a certificate and track your removal

We take care of your removal and issue a certificate. We share certificates from all projects on a public record offering complete transparency.

Step 3

Communicate your commitment

Get tailored reports for internal and external use, as well as content to create your own communications

Step 4

Enjoy tailored portfolio management

Offsetting is not a one-time thing. As your business, emissions, and goals develop, we adjust your portfolio so you stay ahead of the curve.

Our approach

We analyse high-quality projects from around the globe,

exclusively sourcing projects that remove carbon

Direct Air Capture

€€€EUR 700-900 / Ton

Direct Air Capture uses large fan-like machines to pull CO directly out of the atmosphere. Captured CO can either be stored permanently in rock formations underneath the earth’s surface or reused for other materials.

Bio-Oil

€€€EUR 500-600 / Ton

By heating up biomass to extremely high temperatures without oxygen, carbon is locked up in bio-oil. This carbon-rich material can then either be stored away permanently underground or be refined and used as a green energy source.

Enhanced Weathering

€€EUR 100-200 / Ton

Enhanced weathering is a nature-based carbon removal solution that enhances CO₂ absorption by the ocean. When applying olivine-containing rock onto coastlines, it dissolves in seawater, which increases ocean's CO₂ uptake.

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Ocean Blue Carbon

€€EUR 150-250 / Ton

Ocean Blue Carbon is a method that taps into the carbon sequestration potential of ocean biomass. CO2 is permanently removed from the atmosphere by transporting seaweed to the middle of the ocean and sinking the carbon-rich biomass to its depths.

Biochar

€€EUR 100-190 / Ton

Heating waste biomass to high temperatures without oxygen turns it into carbon-rich biochar. Applied to soils, biochar is great for storing carbon for a long time while simultaneously increasing agricultural productivity.

Soil Sequestration

EUR 10-30 / Ton

Soils are great at capturing carbon, but the overuse of soils over the past decades has reduced their ability to do so. Diverse techniques can optimize and help regain the carbon-capturing properties of soils.

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Forestation

EUR 15-30 / Ton

Trees are the earth’s natural carbon removal machines. Trees sequester CO₂ using photosynthesis and store it in every part of the tree. A single tree can capture up to a ton of CO₂ in its lifetime.

Coastal Blue Carbon

COMING SOON

Coastal blue carbon is the carbon stored in coastal ecosystems, such as mangroves, seagrass meadows, tidal marshes, and shellfish reefs. Carbon is stored in plant biomass and the associated soils and sediments of these ecosystems.

Reasonable things to ask

Why combine methods, and include more expensive methods?

Not all offsets are created equal. Some remove CO₂ from the atmosphere for thousands of years, while others will only keep it out for a few decades. Some have great benefits for biodiversity and social impact while others only remove CO₂.

By increasing your budget, you are able to include more different methods, and crucially send a market signal that there is demand for new solutions to the climate challenge.

We didn’t make this up ourselves. If you want to dig into the science of why we need to combine methods, we strongly encourage you to read the Oxford Principles for future-aligned Offsetting.

Why are there no solar energy or cookstove projects in our portfolios?

 

Investing in renewable energy and things like cookstoves are a way to avoid emissions from occurring elsewhere.

This does not actually do anything about emissions already present, as the fact is, we already have too much CO₂ in the atmosphere.

While it is cheaper to offset using these methods, reductions in emissions should be counted as what they are, reductions. This clear distinction between reducing and removing is technical but important. In order to reach the goals of the Paris agreement, everyone needs to reduce their own emissions first, and secondly, do something about their unavoidable emissions.

An avoided emission is not the equivalent of a negative emission. To reach genuine Net Zero, companies must remove what they have put out.

Shouldn't we focus on reducing emissions rather than compensating?

Reducing our emissions is absolutely the most important task the world is facing in our lifetime.

The first priority for any company should be to reduce everything they can as soon as possible. We strongly discourage companies from prioritising offsetting over real reductions in emissions. 

Once a company is on a path to reduce what it feasibly can, supplementing with offsets is necessary. Unfortunately, it is no longer enough to reduce our emissions, and we need to significantly scale carbon removal.

We have a massive, complicated problem, and we need to be able to focus both on reducing emissions and on how we can do something about the CO₂ that is already in the atmosphere.

Why should different companies use different portfolios?

 

To combat climate change and incentivise change, all companies need to do what is both economically feasible and motivates change.

Different companies have massively different levels of CO₂ emissions.

This is often referred to as the “emission intensity” of a company. Simply put, it can be expressed as how many tons of CO₂ is emitted for each million of revenue.

Let’s take an example. For each million in revenue, Company B emits 850 tons while Company A emits just 4.5. Now let’s imagine that both companies decided to offset, investing €25 per ton.

For Company A, this would result in just 0.01% of their revenue. Hardly a significant commitment. With the same investment per ton, Company B would spend more than 2% of their revenue which is unfeasible in a highly competitive market with tiny margins.

 

We are here for you

Finding the right way to remove your CO emissions can seem overwhelming. Luckily, we are always here to help. You can book a meeting to walk through how our solution might fit your needs, or simply send us a message.