We initiate and fund climate research and climate protection projects in Germany under the auspices of the Initiative Pro Klima.
Initiative Pro Klima
The Initiative Pro Klima was launched by Mabanaft, Petronord, and OIL! Tankstellen in 2008. Its efforts focus on three areas: offering energy-efficient products, advice on environmental and energy issues, and promoting projects to protect the climate. Its projects concentrate on two activities – climate research and reforestation. For example, in collaboration with the Schleswig-Holstein State Forestry and the Schutzgemeinschaft Deutscher Wald e.V. (German Forest Protection Association) more than 162,000 trees have already been planted in recent years. Furthermore, the Initiative Pro Klima sponsors the climate-protection project OceanRAIN (Ocean Rain And Ice-phase precipitation measurement Network for surface validation) at University of Hamburg’s Cluster of Excellence CliSAP. Its aim is to better understand the impact of climate change through long-term measurement of precipitation and examination of satellite data and derive inferences for eco-friendlier behavior.