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Climate-neutral printing

In order to have your products produced climate-neutrally at CPI, we have entered into a cooperation with First Climate so that your carbon offset can contribute to a reduction in greenhouse gases. In the overview you can see the projects we support as well as further information from our partner First Climate.

Projects supported by CPI

Ways to climate neutrality

Communicating climate neutrality correctly

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Cambodia: Clean drinking water

Water filters secure supply and reduce fuel consumption
According to a report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, water scarcity will be one of the most acute environmental problems in Southeast Asia in the near future. Among the many driving factors of this development are the overuse of groundwater, strong population growth and the decline of the Mekong River and the Red River.

Cambodia is located on the Gulf of Thailand and on the upper reaches of the Mekong River Delta and is therefore acutely exposed to these dangers. Furthermore, the existing water in Cambodia is polluted. Due to inadequate sanitation methods and the lack of a centralized infrastructure, over 66% of the population does not have access to clean drinking water. Above-ground water of poor quality and rainwater stored in tanks are among the main sources of water for household consumption. A quarter of the population does not treat the water before consumption in any way. If the water is treated, the predominant method consists mainly of boiling the water using firewood or, more rarely, charcoal.

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China: Utilizing solar power to generate clean energy

Driven by heavy industrialization and urbanization, China’s power industry is projected to grow by almost 7% per year until 2020. More than 70% of the electricity is generated from coal which is a particularly heavy polluting fossil fuel. As a consequence, electricity from the regional grid does not only cause high emissions of CO2 but also contributes to the very poor air quality, particularly in large urban centers. China urgently needs to reduce the share of carbon intensive fuels in its energy mix in order to meet growing energy demand and prevent further deterioration of environmental conditions.

While the Chinese photovoltaic industry has been dominating export markets for years already, application within China has lagged behind. This project includes the installation of approximately 168,000 pieces of solar cell modules. The total installed capacity is 40.3 MW and it provides 56,000 MWh of electricity to the North West China Power Grid (NWPG) every year, displacing the power generated predominantly in coal-fi red plants. This amount of electricity is enough to supply approximately 40,000 Chinese households for a year.

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Peru: Avoided deforestation

Sustainable forestry in the Amazon region of Madre de Dios
The Amazon rainforest still covers an area of over 8 million square kilometers today. This corresponds to about twenty times the area of Germany. In recent decades, however, deforestation has progressed rapidly through clearing for agriculture and illegal logging.

The province of Madre de Dios is located in the Peruvian Amazon basin in an originally extremely isolated location. Since August 2011, however, the region is cut through by the Transoceánica Highway. Over a length of 2,600 kilometers, the road closes the gap between the Brazilian part of Amazonia in the east and the ports on Peru's Pacific coast in the west. The experience of the past decades shows that deforestation through clearing for agriculture and illegal logging progresses rapidly as soon as first aisles improve accessibility.

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Ways to climate neutrality

CO2 compensation and green power procurement for companies
Climate change and voluntary CO2 compensation

The Paris Agreement of 2015 is considered a milestone in international climate protection efforts. In it, the signatory states commit themselves to the goal of limiting global warming to below 2 °C.

The agreement comes into force in 2020. However, in order to keep global warming below the agreed target, climate protection efforts must be intensified in the short term. The Paris Accord therefore opens up new opportunities for voluntary climate protection commitments and expressly supports corresponding initiatives by industry.

Therein lies great potential: According to estimates by the RE100 initiative, a switch by the private sector to 100% renewable energies alone would save up to 15% of global CO2 emissions.

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Communicating climate neutrality correctly

The right communication on the way to climate neutrality

Implementing or supporting climate protection measures themselves is one of the best ways for companies to demonstrate their commitment to the environment. In addition, such a commitment can help to win the long-term support of particularly environmentally conscious stakeholders. Reducing a company's own CO2 emissions therefore not only helps the climate, it also creates new business opportunities.

The vast majority of our customers have decided to pursue a long-term climate neutral strategy. This creates credibility, which is the basis for successful communication in the climate protection sector.

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