Climate Protection Project
A climate protection project reduces greenhouse gases by replacing fossil fuels with renewable energies. This happens when a coal power plant will be replaced by a wind farm to generate electricity, for example. The mechanism originates from the Kyoto Protocol for the reduction of greenhouse gases, and is an instrument for effective climate compensation. The most common climate protection projects are permanent CO2 indents, which are arranged through afforestation or renewable energy projects (e.g.: wind turbines, solar plants, hydropower projects).