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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

What is the 2000-Watts Society?

The global average human energy need is 17500-kilowatt hours per year. This translates into a continuous output of 2000 watts. In Switzerland, the current average energy requirement is three times as large, about 6000 watts per person. The vision of the 2000 Watt Society is to persistently reduce the present average energy requirements to 2000 watts (Source: Novatlantis)

What is CO2?

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a colorless, odorless gas, and is a natural component of atmospheric air. Since the beginning of industrialization, atmospheric CO2 concentrations increased by 36 per cent due to human activities. CO2 is the most important greenhouse gas, and one of the principal causes of global climate change. (Source: WWF Schweiz)

What are the effects of CO2?

The slow upward movement of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere causes the reflection of light, known as the greenhouse effect. This leads to the heating of the entire earth, accelerated melting of polar caps, as well as the erosion of landforms in certain regions. Some of the driving factors of global warming include the rise of CO2 in the atmosphere from burning of fossil fuels (such as oil, natural gas, brown and hard coal) for heating, transport and individual mobility (Source: WWF Schweiz)

How to effectively reduce my CO2 Emissions?

Under CO2 Reduction on our website, a range of practical advice is provided under the topics of living, nutrition, mobility and consumer behavior so that you can effectively reduce your CO2 emissions.

I successfully reduced my CO2 emissions. What else can I do?

Please support one of our Partner Projects with a contribution.

I cannot reduce my CO2 emissions any further. What else can I do?

Please support one of our Partner Projects with a contribution.

Who is CareforClimate?

Look at our Team profile.

What does CareforClimate do?

The organisation pursues numerous activities to mitigate climate change related problems, in particular the reduction of CO2 emissions. Additionally, it informs the general public by providing practical advice to help reduce individual CO2 emissions. CareforClimate also provides conscious and interested individuals the possibility to support one of its projects with a contribution.

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