Portfolio 17 SDGs | turn to zero

Portfolio 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Project facts

Project type: Energy efficiency, renewable energy, agriculture and forestry, water, sanitation and hygiene

Project location: 13 countries worldwide

Project standard: various (Gold Standard VER, VCS, Plan Vivo)

Annual emission reduction: Projects of various sizes are included

Project start: April 2020

The project portfolio offers the opportunity to support 18 climate protection projects at the same time and thereby contribute to all 17 UN sustainability goals. In effect, projects that tend to receive less attention are also funded. All the projects included in the portfolio meet very strict quality criteria and in addition to climate protection, also cover economic, ecological and social components.

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Project overview


The project

The special feature of our portfolio is that it contributes to all 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The UN sustainability goals are characterised by the fact that global problems are viewed holistically and ecological, social and economic improvement of the global situation is the aim.
Under the central motto “leave no one behind”, the SDGs call on us to reach each and every person and direct special attention to the disadvantaged. As a global plan, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals want to guarantee peace and prosperity for all people and at the same time protect the planet as the basis of life for all people.

To make sure we can guarantee the high quality of the portfolio, each of the 18 projects must meet strict quality criteria. The projects in our portfolio are spread across the world on four continents.


  • Ethiopia and Kenya – Solar panels for education and quality of life
  • Kenya – Savings associations enable women to cook efficiently
  • Kenya – Reduced logging thanks to efficient cookers
  • Madagascar – Back to the green island with solar cookers
  • Rwanda – Efficient cookers save habitat for the last mountain gorillas
  • Uganda – Through UV radiation to clean drinking water
  • Uganda – Clean drinking water through filter systems


  • India – biogas for rural households
  • Indonesia – stable electricity supply thanks to hydropower
  • Myanmar – Mangrove reforestation and the empowerment of women
  • Vietnam – Waste becomes biogas for small farmers


  • Romania – circular economy through plastic recycling

South America

  • Bolivia – Improved quality of life through solar cookers
  • Brazil – biomass instead of gas boilers
  • Brazil – Electricity from FSC wood waste in the Amazon
  • Nicaragua – Small coffee farmers are preparing for climate change
  • Nicaragua – Municipal reforestation
  • Peru – Less smoke with efficient cookers
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
No poverty
End poverty in all its forms everywhere.
No hunger
End hunger, achieve food security and better nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture.
Good health and well-being
Guarantee a healthy life for people of all ages and promotion of their well-being.
Quality education
Guarantee inclusive, equitable and quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
Gender equality
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls for self-determination.
Clean water and sanitation
Guarantee availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
Affordable and clean energy
Guarantee access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and up-to-date energy for everyone.
Decent work and economic growth
Promote sustained, wide-reaching and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and dignified work for all.
Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Build a resilient infrastructure, promote wide-reaching and sustainable industrialisation and support innovations.
Reduced inequalities
Reduce inequality within and between countries.
Sustainable cities and communities
Make cities and settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
Responsible consumption and production
Guarantee sustainable consumption and production patterns.
Climate action
Take immediate action to combat climate change and its effects.
Life below water
Preservation and sustainable use of the oceans, seas and marine resources
Life on land
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage.
Peace, justice and strong institutions
Peace, justice and strong Institutions. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all, and build efficient, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.
Partnerships for the goals
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development.
Weltkarte mit Projektstandorten des Portfolios

Locations of projects in the 17 SDGs portfolio