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Irish NGO Vita Wins Climate Action Award

 

 

In 2024, the Vita Green Impact Fund was named one of the winners of the renowned Keeling Curve Prize.

Each year, the Keeling Curve Prize awards 10 global projects that demonstrate the ability to reduce, replace, or remove greenhouse gases in the atmosphere under four different categories: carbon sinks, energy, transport & mobility, social & cultural pathways, and finance.

The cookstoves and water programme was awarded for its innovative financing model, enabling women and their families in East Africa to have access to clean cooking technologies and clean, safe water. These services are provided using  income generated from Carbon offsets saved from avoided tree burning for water purification and cooking needs. These carbon credits enable businesses to better manage their carbon footprint while supporting their targets towards the SDGs. Through their offsetting initiative, these companies enable Vita to deliver life-transforming programmes with some of the world’s poorest people.

The Vita Green Impact Fund is a climate mitigation and climate adaptation programme delivering social impact in compliance with the United Nation’s sustainable development goals (SDGs).