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ANA climate protection projects

ANA offers the highest standards of quality – the same can be said of the selection of climate protection projects that it offers. Both selected projects are certified and one of them is already registered under the Gold Standard. The Gold Standard is an independently managed label, provided to honour superior climate protection project standards, and the emission reduction certificates that are generated from them. The integrity of these projects, with regard to the environmental balance and sustainable development, is of the greatest importance.

I. Forestry Project of Yamanashi

The vast forest spreading at the foot of Mount Fuji is managed in accordance to the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) by the Yamanashi prefecture. This project is registered under the Japanese Offset Credit Scheme (J-VER), which certifies the Japanese emission reductions. The Ministry of the Environment certifies the CO2 reduction credits. The profit from the sale of credits benefits forest management and contributes to the conservation of the landscape of Mount Fuji.

The base of the forest was named "Onshinrin". It was granted by Emperor Meiji in 1911 for the restoration of the huge flood damage. The forest conserved with great efforts by our predecessors for more than 100 years is kept to this day as common property of the people of Yamanashi.

Forestry Project of Yamanashi

II. Electricity from FSC Wood Waste in the Amazon, Brazil

This small-scale project is the first worldwide that generates emission reduction on the basis of sustainably harvested biomass from FSC- (Forest Stewardship Council) certified forestry. The woodchip power plant is located in the sawmill of the Precious Woods company in Itacoatiara, a small town in the Brazilian Amazon.

The project replaces diesel generators and helps to supply the approximately 80,000 inhabitants with climate-friendlier power. Thanks to the power plant, the local population benefits from lower energy prices and a more stable energy supply. The plant produces annually up to 45,000 mWh of electricity, for which otherwise around 10-15 million litres of diesel would be consumed. The waste heat generated during this process is used for the wood drying plants.

Electricity from FSC Wood Waste in the Amazon

※ The price can differ depends on the scheme, project type and its scale.

Often, the project in a vast land of a developing country can be less costly, compared to a forestry project in Japan which needs longer time and more effort. For ANA's chosen projects also, it is not the exception but it costs you less when you choose the project in Brazil.


III. Clean and Efficient Cooking and Heating Project, China

This project replaces coal consumption from traditional coal burning stoves with improved clean biomass burning semi-gasifier stoves in rural households within Shanxi Province, Hubei Province and Guizhou Province in China. CO2 emissions can be avoided by reducing coal consumption by using the inner part of the corn cub for cooking. The cleaner stoves improve indoor air quality which benefits the health of the women and children.

myclimate, Impact Carbon and the China Association of Rural Energy Industry (CAREI) have partnered to alleviate the health and climate burdens found in rural China due to the inefficient and dirty use of solid fuels such as wood and coal for household energy demands. This partnership promotes the use of efficient and clean household energy technologies that can be used for cooking, heating, and water purification throughout China.

Clean, Efficient Cooking and Heating Project

※ The price can differ depends on the scheme, project type and its scale.

Often, the project in a vast land of a developing country can be less costly, compared to a forestry project in Japan which needs longer time and more effort. For ANA's chosen projects also, it is not the exception but it costs you less when you choose the project in Brazil.