Steffen von Bünau
Business Advisory Board
Steffen supports the operational development of ForTomorrow as well as the Finance area. With Ookam Software he invests long term oriented in software companies and develops them further. His work at ForTomorrow is based on his experience from previous roles such as managing the product strategy of an IoT company and own start-ups.
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 energy and climate protection are close to his heart.
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 Climate, Climate Change and Society Cluster of Excellence. 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.
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.
David joined ForTomorrow after several years of experience at different tech startups. In his more recent role as a project manager, he learned the ins and outs of non-profit organizations. His passion about sustainability made him well aware of the challenges we are facing. He is therefore committed to helping others to play their part towards a more sustainable future.
Business Development and Performance Marketing
Christoph is an agricultural economist with broad experience as a scientist and an entrepreneur. His motivation is to make ForTomorrow visible to a broader audience using performance marketing and data science and to make Europe CO2-neutral.
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.
Business Advisory Board
Thomas Schmidt, CEO of Haniel, supports ForTomorrow as an advisor for long-term strategy. Thomas is pursuing a groundbreaking sustainability approach with Haniel already. There, entrepreneurial activities must ensure the future prospects for many generations to come.
We and the climate
Despite all 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’s atmospheric carbon dioxide levels are higher than at any point in at least the past 800,000 years, which has led to global warming and climate change.
We must act faster than before—the clock is ticking.
Climate change is already happening. Global temperatures have risen by 1°C. If we continue to emit as much as we do today, it will be incredibly difficult for the world to become 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 will be flooded
- Entire ecosystems will be lost; half of animal and plant species and coral reefs will be completely extinct
- There will be record-breaking summer temperatures of over 50°C in Europe
- We will see an increase in dangerous tipping points; large parts of the world will become uninhabitable
What can we do?
ForTomorrow was founded in 2019 as a non-profit organization. We want to enable everyone to live a carbon neutral lifestyle. 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 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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