Ruth von Heusinger
Ruth, a graduate physicist, worked in the field of renewable energies and emissions trading at Statkraft and gained experience in the voluntary carbon market at atmosfair. However, she wanted to make it possible to offset carbon emissions with a direct effect in Europe. That’s why she founded the non-profit organisation ForTomorrow in December 2019.
Prof. Dr. Grischa Perino
Scientific Advisory Board for the EU Emissions Trading System
Grischa Perino is Professor for Environmental Economics at the University of Hamburg, where he heads the working group ‘Dynamic of climate governance’ at the Cluster of Excellence ‘Climate, Climate Change and Society’. He is an expert on EU Emissions Trading. He consults ForTomorrow as a volunteer on the effectiveness of carbon offset in the context of the EU Emissions Trading System.
Atarah Ruiz Turró
Atarah, B.Sc. Sustainable Regional Management, with specialization in sustainable economics, gained experience in the Ministry of Environment of Mexico and the Canary Islands National Park during her studies. Later she worked for Leaders for Climate Action in Berlin and joins now ForTomorrow gGmbH as a freelancer.
Marketing and Project Management
Andreas, industrial engineer, started his career as a project manager at Lumenaza building regional energy communities. After that he worked at the research project KielFlex on the integration of charging points for e-mobility into the distribution network of Stadtwerke Kiel. Renewable energies and climate protection are close to his heart.
Design & Development
Koos does the design and the development of this website in his spare time. After several years as a freelance designer working at companies small and big (like Apple in Cupertino), he now works as a design lead at BCG Digital Ventures.
We and the climate
Despite all our efforts to live climate-friendly, we will never be able to reduce our carbon emissions to zero. Each of us breathes out CO2. The important thing is keeping the climate in balance, nature must be able to absorb as much CO2 as is emitted—only then we are carbon neutral. For over 100 years, we humans have emitted more greenhouse gases than our ecosystem absorbs. That is why today atmospheric carbon dioxide levels are higher than at any point in at least the past 800,000 years, leading to global warming and climate change.
We must act faster than before—the clock is ticking.
Climate change is already happening. Global temperature has risen by 1°C. If we continue to emit as much as today, the world must be carbon neutral in 7 years in order to limit global warming to 1.5 °C (IPCC recommendation). At 1.5°C our ecosystem could remain largely in balance, but we are running out of time.
The Future without carbon neutrality
If we don’t manage to reduce our carbon emissions, the earth will warm up more than 4°C by 2100. Such world would be difficult to recognize:
- Cities like London, New York and Mumbai flooded
- Entire ecosystems lost: half of animal and plant species, coral reefs completely extinct
- Summer record temperatures of over 50°C in Europe
- Exceeding dangerous tipping points; large parts of the world uninhabitable
What can we do?
ForTomorrow was founded in 2019 as a non-profit organization. We want to enable everyone to live carbon neutral today. Together we can transform Europe into the first carbon neutral continent. Each EU citizen emits an average of 9 tonnes of CO2 per year. We help you to reduce your carbon emission to less than 1 ton in the long term. Meanwhile we offset the rest for you. If we manage to reduce the worldwide carbon emissions year by year, we will have a bit more time than the 7 years mentioned earlier. We can then safely reach the 1.5°C goal with carbon neutrality in 2040. But we must act faster.
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