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Projects & Verification

Projects
& Verification

We fund some of the highest-standard climate projects on the planet. Take a look at the stories behind our projects below, or tap below to read how we verify the impact our projects are having.



Projects We're Funding

Madagascar's Story

Since humans first stepped foot on Madagascar, more than 90% of the island’s forests have been destroyed, displacing entire animal species and significantly reducing water quality.

To help restore the much-needed bio-harmony on the island, Furthr has joined up with world-renowned tree planting charity Eden Reforestation Projects to plant trees across multiple coastal mangrove & dry deciduous planting sites in the north-west of the island. Mangrove forests are essential ecosystems, serving as an anchor for the soil and coastline, whilst preventing erosion and creating a barrier between oceans and land.

How you can help

Through our £8 subscription you will plant 30 trees in Madagascar every single month to help local communities fight deforestation and climate change.

Project Partnership

Furthr 2021 Tree Target

40,000

Fact File

76 separate planting sites in the north of the island
Provides habitat for local wildlife
Generates local employment for those living in extreme poverty

Project Locations


India's Story

Out of the 30 worst air polluted cities across the globe, 21 are in India, with 140 million people in India breathing air that is at least 10 times over the WHO safe limit.

Jointly managed between Carbonbay & Nuetech, this program distributes solar water heaters throughout India, enabling households to heat their water directly from the sun. The panels are created within the country by Nuetech's local and fairly-paid employees. After they're installed, these panels cut fossil-fuel generated electricity by up to 30% for each household or business, whilst enabling a reliable and economically stable source of water heating.

Currently, over 91,100 heaters have been installed across the country, reducing over 140,000 tonnes of CO2-eq per year. This makes it the largest such project in the subcontinent, with continuous expansion to further promote the distribution of the carbon-efficient heating technology. On top of distribution and installation, the program commits to simultaneously raising awareness & education for residents on household actions they can take more generally to conserve energy & water usage.

How you can help

On our £8 subscription, you'll reduce around 0.4 tonnes of CO2 in India every month, whilst providing a new unique solar water heater every 4 months.

Project Certification

Annual Carbon Prevented

140,000 tonnes

Fact File

Enables 60,000 more homes to heat their water directly from the sun each year
Cuts fossil-fuelled electricity usage by up to 30% for each home
Brings this direct sun-driven renewable energy source down to an affordable price
Starts the revolution to scale this simple solution across all of Asia

Why India?

  • With a population of over 1.3 billion, India has one of the largest energy demands on the planet
  • It's one of the sunniest places on the planet, with most of the nation seeing sun for 300 days a year
  • But 9/10 people still use fossil-fuelled electricity to heat their water

UN SDG Certifications

Extra annual emissions reduction of Nitrous Oxide (744.43 tonnes) & Sulphur Dioxide (206.55 tonnes), with a proven significant correlation between high concentrations of these gases and respiratory diseases.

Currently, more than 2,000 local plumbers have been trained on the capacity, installation & maintenance of the heaters. Additional acquired skills leads to additional income.

More than 91,000 heaters produce 145,000 MWh thermal energy from solar radiation per year. Thus, less carbon-intensive electricity is needed for heating up water through conventionally used electric geysers.

Nuetech Solar Systems is currently hiring 165 employees. In addition, more than 500 indirect jobs were created nationwide by independent dealers who help distribute Nuetech’s solar water heaters throughout the country.

Almost 40% of the employees at Nuetech Solar Systems are directly working in the manufacturing process (average in India: 10.7%).

Annual reduction of 140,000 tons CO2-eq. The reduction is in line with India‘s ratification of the second commitment period of the Kyoto protocol and NDCs, submitted in accordance with the Paris Agreement.

Transfer of revenue share to India in support of environmentally sound technology development, working with global partners such as ourselves to distribute the generated carbon offsets.

Kenya's story

In 1963 forests covered 10% of Kenya, today that number is only 6%. High rates of deforestation have reduced rainwater for local communities, lead to increased flooding and raised temperatures.

In partnership with Eden Reforestation Projects, Furthr is planting trees across two distinct regions of Kenya: the Great Rift Valley and the Northern Coast. Within the Great Rift Valley, we are planting afromontane within the Kijabe forest, and along the Northern Coast, we are planting mangrove and coastal forest tree species. All of this incredible work is helping to turn back the clock on deforestation, improve soil erosion and regulate the water cycle for local communities.

How you can help

Through our £8 subscription you can be planting 30 trees in Kenya every single month.

Project Partnership

Furthr 2021 Tree Target

40,000

Fact File

5 tree planting sites across 2 regions
Provides habitat for local wildlife
Generates local employment for those living in extreme poverty

Project Locations

Turkey's Story

Turkey has one of the highest rates of premature death in Europe, partly due to levels of air pollution in the nation. Around 30,000 deaths a year are attributed to air pollution, making up a whopping 8% of the nation’s mortality rate. Turkey has made investment into renewables to help combat this issue, with a promising 43% of total power generation from green energy in 2020.

However, the main reliance has been on hydropower, currently accounting for 30% of the nation’s overall energy production. Whilst hydropower is renewable, it has brought its challenges to the local wildlife and people, with some fish species having gone extinct due to decrease in water passages, and some provinces having succumbed to widespread drought. Help is needed to prop up other, less damaging renewable energy sources, such as wind.

Located in the Balýkesir province of Turkey, this 5km-wide wind plant runs 22 turbines across several hills. It has a 123GWh capacity of clean electricity supplied to the grid per year, helping to stimulate the growth of wind energy in the nation whilst reducing pollutants coming from fossil-fuel generated energy sources. What’s more, electricity generated from this Wind power plant will conserve well over 2 billion litres of wastewater per year - around a 10th of the entire River Thames!

How you can help

By signing up to our £8 subscription, you'd reduce 0.27 tonnes of CO2 every month, helping to fast-track wind energy within Turkey's energy mix.

Project Certification

Annual Carbon Prevented

42,131 tonnes

Fact File

45,990 MWh generated per year
14 turbines
29 employment opportunities created

Why Turkey?

  • Since 1990, electricity consumption has increased by 443%, energy demand growing 8% per year
  • It has 166k GWh of potential wind energy generation per year, due to strong air streams from all directions
  • It currently has over-reliance on hydroelectricity, causing various natural issues including extinction

Mozambique's story

Since the 1970s, Mozambique has lost 8 million hectares of forests - that’s the same size as Portugal! In a country that's home to 20 threatened bird species, and over 200 native mammal species, losing 1000 football fields' worth of forests every day is a big problem. On top of this, over 45% of the population live beneath the poverty line and rely heavily on local biodiversity for survival.

In partnership with Eden Reforestation Proejcts, our subscribers are planting protected trees across multiple inland and coastal mangrove sites in the south of the country, creating opportunity for employment and restoring habitats for key endangered wildlife.

How you can help

Through our £8 subscription you can be planting 30 trees in Mozambique every single month.

Project Partnership

Furthr 2021 Tree Target

40,000

Fact File

6 tree planting sites
Provides long-term habitat for local endangered wildlife
Generates local employment for those living in extreme poverty

Project Locations

Tamil Nadu's Story

India is heavily-reliant on coal for its energy supply, with just 7% of their power generated through renewable sources in 2017.

Tamil Nadu is one of India’s leading regions for wind power capacity - accounting for 29% of the country's total - yet the Southern Grid of India is still dominated by fossil fuel energy. Based in Palladam, this wind farm directly supplies the national grid with clean-generated electrical energy.

Certified under Gold Standard and the UN, this wind power project elevates the wellbeing of surrounding communities, helping to alleviate poverty and inequality by providing skilled and ‘unskilled’ employment opportunities to the local and indigenous people.

How you can help

By signing up to our £8 subscription, you could reduce 0.17 tonnes of CO2 every month and be a part of India’s pathway to decarbonise their energy sector and help increase

Project Certification

Annual Carbon Prevented

42,131 tonnes

Fact File

45,990 MWh generated per year
14 turbines
29 employment opportunities created

Why India?

  • With a population of over 1.3 billion, India has one of the largest energy demands on the planet
  • Around 45% of India's power currently comes from carbon-intensive coal
  • Providing financial support for for wind energy projects like this help wind energy to become a widely-used energy source in India

How we Verify our Climate Impact

One of the most important parts of our initiative is to be able to verify and certify the impact our projects have each day. See all the detail on how we certify our impact below.

Our renewable energy projects are verified & certified under the United Nations' Clean Development Mechanism for the carbon emissions they prevent.

The UN's CDM Projects reduced over 2 billion Tonnes of CO2 in 2020 - that's more than Russia's total emissions in 2018!

Way back at the turn of the millenium, the UN developed a system called the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), which drives financial support into the world's critical climate change solutions by enabling the purchase of Certified Emission Reductions (CERs). A CER is a certificate issued by the UN's CDM in exchange for funding these climate projects, with each CER recording the official prevention of one Tonne of equivalent carbon emissions.

Example UN CER certification awarded to Furthr from our India Solar Thermal Project. This officially certifies the prevention of 28 Tonnes of carbon (28 CERs)
Please see original CER here

Please find all of our recent carbon prevention certificates on our Transparency page

Before any renewable energy project is accepted into the UN's CDM, it must go through 7 steps of thorough analysis and due dilligence - both at a local and UN-executive level. Most importantly, the UN verifies what exactly 1 tonne of carbon emissions prevented means for each renewable energy project - this is calculated by looking at the carbon emitted per Kilowatt from local fossil-fuelled electricity, and then matching this with the same Kilowatt output from our renewable energy projects.


The WWF's Gold Standard agency provides an extra layer of project design verification on-top of the UN, ensuring that the projected annual clean energy output of our projects is met.

Gold Standard was founded back in 2003 by WWF to ensure that any CDM projects contains the highest levels of environmental integrity and reduction efficiency. Now nearly two decades old, they are regarded as one of the world's leading authorities in the fight against climate change, having propped up over 1400 projects in 80 countries. What Gold Standard adds to the projects is a rigorous selection process for the projects it certifies along with thorough monitoring of every outcome that a project initially pledges when it is planned.

Certification Requirements

Projects must be able to be monitored to ensure they are producing as much clean energy as they agreed
Projects must involve consultation with local communities and follow Gender-sensitive guidelines
Projects must be below Gold Standard’s risk threshold (e.g. large-scale hydropower projects could be a big no-no)
Projects must meet a minimum of 3 of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals
Projects must meet Gold Standard's set of social and environmental safeguards
Projects must prove that they are additional and wouldn’t be able to take place without this sort of funding

Most importantly, a project will only become certified when Gold Standard can independently approve, through a plethora of assessments, that the project can consistently meet their requirements ongoing. If you’d like to read more around Gold Standard and their project certification process, please find their resources here


Eden Reforestation Projects is a world-leading reforestation charity, who have planted over 440 million trees across the world. Our trees are planted in partnership with Eden across our projects in Madagascar, Mozambique & Kenya

We support Eden Reforestation Projects as our planting partner due to the endless focus they put on changing lives as well as the planet: at the very core of their mission is only hiring villagers to the projects to plant trees.

Eden Reforestation Projects are committed to working with local villages and communities to achieve a successful and longstanding reforestation effort. Eden only plant native tree species that the villages protect because they have a vested interest in them as most sites are owned by local communities. Eden commit to protecting trees into the future through building strong relationships with communities and governments, securing written agreements and funding site guards to ensure forests longevity.

Eden Reforestation Projects have planted over 440 million healthy trees and have created over 4.8 million working days for local communities

Take a look at the story behind this beautiful charity below. We couldn't be prouder to be partnered with them.


Way back at the turn of the millenium, the UN developed a system called the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), which drives financial support into the world's critical climate change solutions by enabling the purchase of Certified Emission Reductions (CERs). A CER is a certificate issued by the UN's CDM in exchange for funding these climate projects, with each CER recording the official prevention of one Tonne of equivalent carbon emissions.

Example UN CER certification awarded to Furthr from our India Solar Thermal Project. This officially certifies the prevention of 28 Tonnes of carbon (28 CERs)
Please see original CER here

Please find all of our recent carbon prevention certificates on our Transparency page

Before any renewable energy project is accepted into the UN's CDM, it must go through 7 steps of thorough analysis and due dilligence - both at a local and UN-executive level. Most importantly, the UN verifies what exactly 1 tonne of carbon emissions prevented means for each renewable energy project - this is calculated by looking at the carbon emitted per Kilowatt from local fossil-fuelled electricity, and then matching this with the same Kilowatt output from our renewable energy projects.

The UN's CDM Projects have offset over 2 billion Tonnes of CO2 in 2020 so far - that's more than Russia's total emissions in 2018!

Gold Standard was founded back in 2003 by WWF to ensure that any CDM projects contains the highest levels of environmental integrity and reduction efficiency. Now nearly two decades old, they are regarded as one of the world's leading authorities in the fight against climate change, having propped up over 1400 projects in 80 countries. What Gold Standard adds to the projects is a rigorous selection process for the projects it certifies along with thorough monitoring of every outcome that a project initially pledges when it is planned.

Certification Requirements

Projects must be able to be monitored to ensure they are producing as much clean energy as they agreed
Projects must involve consultation with local communities and follow Gender-sensitive guidelines
Projects must be below Gold Standard’s risk threshold (e.g. large-scale hydropower projects could be a big no-no)
Projects must meet a minimum of 3 of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals
Projects must meet Gold Standard's set of social and environmental safeguards
Projects must prove that they are additional and wouldn’t be able to take place without this sort of funding

Most importantly, a project will only become certified when Gold Standard can independently approve, through a plethora of assessments, that the project can consistently meet their requirements ongoing. If you’d like to read more around Gold Standard and their project certification process, please find their resources here

We support Eden Reforestation Projects as our planting partner due to the endless focus they put on changing lives as well as the planet: at the very core of their mission is only hiring villagers to the projects to plant trees.

Eden Reforestation Projects reduces extreme poverty and restores healthy forests by employing local villagers to plant millions of trees every year

Take a look at the story behind this beautiful charity below. We couldn't be prouder to be partnered with them.


We upload all certificates we recieve from the bodies above to our Transparency page each month

Why Reforestation?

One of the most critical climate issues we all face is deforestation, with over 80,000 acres of forest land being destroyed every single day. The protected trees we plant with Eden Reforestation Projects help combat the impacts of deforestation through planting new healthy forests. These trees we plant with Eden bring a wealth of natural benefits: restoring habitat for local wildlife, providing protection against flooding, decreasing desertification & drought to name a few! Each tree planted is always a native species to the region of the planting site, so we know that we are not bringing any invasive species into local ecosystems.

In the long term, trees naturally absorb or "sequester" carbon emissions, helping reduce carbon emissions over time and bring back the critical carbon balance that we need to maintain and reduce our global temperatures.

Why Renewables?

Electricity generation accounts for around 40% of the world's carbon emissions - a number that will increase as our global population skyrockets. Luckily, the solution has never been clearer: switch to generating all global electricity through renewable sources - and fast! This is easy to say, but to really achieve this goal in the short time we have, the focus needs to be on scaling up renewable energy in high-growth developing countries, where the infrastructure and financial support is not readily available.

Our renewable energy projects do exactly this, and as part of the UN & GS certification process, each of our projects has demonstrated that they would not have been able to exist without funding from initiatives like ours. This way, we know that we are fast-tracking our global green future, focussing on where the planet needs help the most.