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Our Planet

The climate emergency is one of the most pressing issues we face as a planet, it is all of our responsibilities to do our part.

Buckingham Coatings are taking steps to minimise the effect that our business has on planet Earth, we are proud to be working towards a climate positive workforce, we have taken steps to offset the carbon caused by our business travel and are actively supporting efforts to plant trees to capture carbon from the atmosphere in the future.

We will continue to investigate further ways to minimise our impact on the environment and aim to be carbon neutral by 2025. To date we have supported projects to: Improve stoves in Eritrea reducing the amount of wood and charcoal being burnt; Build a wind farm in Indonesia generating renewable energy and Reforest Madagascar. Read More about these projects below.

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Long haul flights

Our long haul flight of choice is London to San Francisco, a distance of 8,619.80 km (calculated using Distance To). Using the UK government’s greenhouse gas report from 2017 This flight emits 0.15119 kg per km of CO2 per person seated in economy class. This means the total flight emissions for one person is 1303.23 kg (1.3 tonnes).

Metres(2) of sea ice saved

A 2016 research paper published in Novembers issue of Science Magazine, found that the loss of Arctic sea ice had a linear relationship to CO2 emissions. This rate is 3 ± 0.3 square metres per tonne of CO2.

Miles driven in a car

The US Environmental Protection Agency’s carbon emissions calculator estimates that 2481 miles (3992.7 km) emits 1 tonne of CO2.

Projects we are proud to support

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Read more about the projects that we’re proud to be supporting below.

Producing electricity from solar energy in Vietnam

Vietnam is located in Southeast Asia, with a population of around 90 million people and an economy largely based on agriculture, fishing and the mining of antimony, bauxite and tin.

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Producing energy from waste rice husks in India

The agricultural sector is particularly important in India, with well over half of the population generating an income from agriculture. The country is the world’s second largest producer of rice, accounting for 22.5% of overall world rice production, and this means rice production is a particularly important source of income for rural populations.

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Cleaner cookstoves in Zambia and Ghana

Rudimentary stoves, used for cooking, produce several greenhouse gases through the combustion of non-renewable biomass. These emissions are damaging to the climate, and also greatly increase levels of household air pollution which causes health conditions in the population – particularly affecting women and children.

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Fuel efficient cookstoves in Honduras

In Honduras, 1.1 million families cook with biomass on open stoves, representing around 51% of the total population. The cutting down of trees for fuel for open stoves is one of the contributing factors toward the country having one of the highest rates of deforestation in Latin America.

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Turning waste biogas into electricity in Thailand

All production processes generate waste in some form. The production processes at distilleries generate large amounts of wastewater containing a high concentration of organic waste, which – when left untreated in open lagoons – leads to potent greenhouse gases like methane being released into the atmosphere.

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Preserving prime Brazilian rainforest

Brazil contains more than 490 million hectares of forest, covering 59% of its entire territory and putting it in second place for nations with most forests worldwide. Most of this forest consists of the incredibly biodiverse Amazon rainforest. Despite covering only 1% of the planet’s surface, the Amazon is home to 10% of all known wildlife species, with many more being described each year.

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Wind Energy in Andhra Pradesh, India

Andhra Pradesh is a state in the south-eastern coastal region of India. Whilst poverty rates have decreased dramatically, the rate of rural poverty is still twice that of urban poverty in the region, according to the country’s Planning Department.

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Protecting old-growth rainforest in Peru

Madre de Dios is the third-largest, and least densely populated, region of Peru. It is home to much of the Peruvian Amazon.

The region has historically been subject to numerous conservation challenges. These include extraction of the rich natural resources in the area – including rubber, timber, and alluvial gold.

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Peatland restoration and Converting landfill gas to energy in Northern Turkey conservation in Indonesia

Over 90% of the waste generated in Turkey is sent to landfill sites. This waste then decomposes and releases the greenhouse gas methane into the atmosphere. While methane molecules don’t stay in the atmosphere for as long as carbon dioxide molecules do, they have a much greater warming effect while they are there. It is estimated that methane accounts for over a third of today’s anthropogenic global warming.

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Peatland restoration and conservation in Indonesia

Peatlands are a type of wetland and are among the most valuable ecosystems on Earth. The term ‘peatland’ refers to the peat soil and the wetland habitat growing on its surface. Peat is a swampy, water-logged soil that is made through the slow accumulation of dead trees, plants, and other organic material which can only partially decompose due to the volume of water these habitats contain.

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Forest protection in Northen Zimbabwe

Historically, large parts of Zimbabwe were covered by forests with abundant and diverse wildlife. As a richly biodiverse country featuring seven terrestrial eco-regions, 12.5% of the total land area of Zimbabwe is protected within its many National Parks, sanctuaries, and botanical gardens.

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Onshore wind enegry generation in Taiwan

Taiwan relies on imports of oil and coal for the vast majority of its energy, and renewables currently make up only a tiny portion of the country’s total energy consumption. Due to its location, the island has the potential to harness strong wind both on- and offshore.

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Protecting and restoring forests in Papua New Guinea

In the iconic Hans Meyer Range of New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, humid tropical forests range in elevation from sea level to 2,340m AMSL.  The mountains here are highly biodiverse, home to many endemic and rare species of flora and fauna.

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Geothermal power production in West Java, Indonesia

Indonesia is an extremely volcanically active country, with around 130 active volcanoes – the most of any country in the world. This is a result of its unique position at the meeting point between several tectonic plates.

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perserving mesoamerican guatemala

Preserving the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor

This deforestation project in Guatemala sets out to protect and restore 54,157 hectares of land, which make up part of the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor.

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Clean energy in Kanungu, Uganda

Providing clean energy through hydropower, this project is estimated to provide 29.404 GWh annually and will provide clean energy to Uganda energy grid.

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Clean drinking water for Haiti

Since the devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti in 2010, millions still lack clean water and sanitation. The supporting of this project means help for 2,580 families, delivering over 250 million litres of water to their homes.

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Istanbul landfill gas extraction

This large scale project captures and converts waste gas and methane from landfill sites, and produces 65MW of electricity which is used to power turbines that feed electricity in to Turkey’s grid – enough power for 1.2 million homes

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Peruvian protection of the Amazon

Located in south east Peru, the Madre de Dios region, this project will protect 98,932 hectares of Amazonian rainforest, preventing 659,793 tonnes of CO2e from entering the atmosphere each year!

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Forest plantation in Uruguay

Located in the heart of Uruguay, this project turns 21,298 hectares of land that has been used for cattle grazing for over 300 years, to sustainable managed forestry.

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Mangrove planting in Madagascar

Supporting the non-profit Eden Reforestation Projects to continue reforesting the island. Eden are world leaders in responsible reforestation, having already planted 265 million trees and created 2.6 million work days for local communities.

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Sidrap Wind Farm, Indonesia

The power generated by this project will be supplied to the public electricity grid where it will be transformed to 150 kV. The expected net annual power supply to the grid is 253,000 MWh. The project employs 709 people, 95% of which are Indonesian.

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Cleaner & Safer Stoves, Malawi

Biomass energy conservation project operating in Malawi, responsible for avoiding 157,816 tonnes of CO2 emissions.

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Wind Energy in Hatay, Turkey

Installing 16 wind turbines (3 megawatts each) in the southern Turkish province on the Mediterranean coast, Hatay.

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Improved stoves in Eritrea

Distribution of approx. 8,000 domestic fuel-efficient cook stoves to households within the Anseba district in Eritrea.

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Wind farm project, Turkey

Installing 16 wind turbines (2.5 megawatts each) in the north western Turkish province, Bilecik.

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Bio-digesters for rural Vietnamese farmers

This multi-award winning Gold Standard project provides farmers with a way of producing their own renewable fuels from animal manure.

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Santa Marta landfill gas capture in Chile

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by capturing, flaring and generating electricity from the methane gas (LFG) produced at the landfill.

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Thailand landfill gas capture

Capturing the methane produced by the landfill site which is then used to generate 16MW of clean energy and fed in to Thailand’s grid.

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Solar power in Maharashtra, India

Installation of 100 megawatt solar power project in west India, Maharashtra, displacing 164,869 tonnes of CO2 every year during the project’s lifetime.

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Protecting the Amazon from deforestation, Brazil

Protection of 496,988 hectares of Brazilian rainforest. Net saving of 15,491,971 tonnes of CO2e from entering the atmosphere over the 30 year phase.

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Repairing water boreholes in Eritrea

This projects will provide long term access to safe and clean water using borehole technology to hundreds of households within Zoba Debub district in Eritrea.

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