The climate gift:
With emissions certificates from Compensators



If you’re still looking for the perfect Christmas gift just before Christmas Eve, you can now sit back and relax. Why not give away climate protection from the bottom of your heart instead of half-heartedly reaching for some embarrassing gift? The gift certificates from Compensators are ordered online and arrive contact-free by email to your home – without hours of wandering through pedestrian zones.

The non-profit association Compensators e.V. buys CO2 certificates from the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) and sets them aside forever. The association guarantees this through its specially developed Compensators method. Each certificate therefore effectively prevents one ton of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere.

European industrial companies must buy CO2 certificates to be allowed to blow carbon into the air. Every certificate that disappears from the market increases the price these companies have to pay for pollution rights. In the process, giving away retired allowances spurs industrial companies to invest earlier in climate-friendly technology. This is because higher CO2 prices provide an incentive to opt for more climate-friendly alternatives.

The system is working – since the beginning of 2021, the price on the market has more than doubled. Accordingly, the Compensators price has also climbed since the beginning of the year from around 40 euros to 97.67 euros per ton. Incidentally, it is no problem to give away even less than a ton. Denominations are possible, just as the personal budget allows.

What distinguishes Compensators from other compensation providers: The Berlin-based association does not offset CO2 emissions by supporting emission prevention projects or planting trees anywhere in the world. Compensators actively prevents CO2 emissions here in the EU.

Compensators e.V. was founded in 2006 as a non-profit, voluntary association. The goal to withdraw excess pollution certificates from the European Emissions Trading Scheme. Since the relaunch of the website in September 2020, Compensators has set aside more than 6,700 tons.

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