ClimateCare, who we have recently merged with, has announced the issuance of Gold Standard carbon credits from an innovative construction business in Malawi.

14Trees, a joint venture between LafargeHolcim and CDC, the UK’s publicly owned impact investor, has rolled out a soil-stabilised brick called Durabric® that completely eliminates the need for kiln firing. The process cuts carbon emissions and saves on average of 55 tonnes of CO2 and 14 trees for every house built in Malawi, where deforestation is a major challenge.

The ClimateCare team worked closely with 14Trees and CDC, to design a carbon project with a methodology that accurately calculates the carbon reductions achieved by using Durabric® rather than conventional kiln fired alternatives, and to carry out this first measurement and verification. The team will also support sales and marketing of the carbon credits issued, helping to bring much needed finance to accelerate the adoption of 14 Trees’ technology.

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