CASE STUDY

Delivering a lasting climate legacy for the Olympic Games Paris 2024

Learn how Abatable supported the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024 to source and vet six high-impact climate action projects and expand the Games’ global impact.

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Paris 2024 Investments Contributed To

400

thousand hectares of threatened forest protected

45

threatened species' habitat conservation

200

thousand households benefiting from clean energy

600

thousand clean cooking stoves reaching those who need them

Our partnership with Abatable has enabled us to amplify our impact in a credible and tangible way. Their strong market access and expertise allowed us to feel confident that our climate solidarity portfolio was aligned with our ambitions to achieve high-integrity impact. Over the course of more than three years, Abatable has been by our side enabling us to navigate an evolving and complex voluntary carbon market and maintain our course towards delivering a lasting legacy for the Games.

Georgina Grenon

Director of Environmental Excellence, The Organising Committee for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games

A winning climate solidarity programme

Through our partnership with Paris 2024 we sourced and vetted six high-impact climate action projects to create a lasting legacy for climate, nature and people

Protecting forests and empowering women on Guatemala’s Caribbean coast

The world’s largest grouped forest carbon initiative, the Conservation Coast REDD+ project brings together hundreds of landowners to protect critically threatened forests on the Guatemalan Caribbean coastline. By integrating conservation with sustainable and productive land use, the project empowers local and indigenous communities while supporting development initiatives such as education and sexual health for women and girls.

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Expanding improved cookstove use in Eastern DRC

The South Kivu Cookstoves project focuses on working with community-based organisations to distribute improved cookstoves to households in Eastern DRC, replacing traditional inefficient three-stone fireplaces and combating charcoal-driven deforestation. The project works closely with the church network to engage families across the Uvira District and has distributed more than 193,000 clay-based Jiko Matawi cookstoves. The stoves, which improve health and livelihoods, are built almost entirely by women using locally sourced clay.

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Supporting both forests and people in Tsavo

The Chyulu Hills REDD+ project spans around 400,000 hectares and is managed entirely by local entities, including indigenous groups, NGOs and government agencies. The project serves 80,000 indigenous residents, through sharing carbon credit revenues and supporting development initiatives targeting healthcare and education. Conservation activities safeguard this critical landscape, which is both a vital watershed for Tsavo and a wildlife corridor between two national parks.

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Reducing charcoal use and improving respiratory health in Kenya

This Kenya Cookstoves project provides the local community with improved ultra-efficient biomass stoves as a sustainable cooking solution. The stoves cut charcoal use by 52%, boosting efficiencies for families while improving health outcomes through a 65% reduction in indoor air pollution. The project also delivers key outcomes for women by removing threats associated with wood collection and increasing time spent outside the kitchen. The rollout of these stoves across Kenya aims to mitigate high-rates of charcoal-driven deforestation and is protecting African forests at scale.

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Building new solar power in Senegal

The Sakal Solar PV project supports the construction and operation of a 20 MW solar photovoltaic plant covering 40 hectares in rural Senegal. The plant delivers affordable clean energy to the grid while generating local job opportunities in renewables, proving the applicability and efficiency of solar PV technology for Senegal’s energy mix.

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Conserving forests through cleaner cooking in Nigeria

This Nigeria Cookstoves project delivers three distinct clean cookstove designs to communities in Nigeria. Its primary objective is to diminish reliance on fuelwood, a significant contributor to deforestation in the nation. In a country grappling with poverty and gender inequality, the project aims to deliver positive outcomes for families, with a particular focus on women and children. In doing so, the project will bolster livelihoods, health, and educational opportunities.

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