The Original 1 ton CO2 Jewellery Pins
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Pins: Jewellery for our Climate
How and why
does this jewellery take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere?
Carbon dioxide (CO2)
exists only in tiny traces in our air – yet it has a powerful effect
on climate. It intercepts long-wave radiation with its unique molecular
structure: O=C=O. Human activities have raised the amount of CO2
in the air by one third, and as a result our climate is warming.
To stop global warming, the European Union has limited the amount of CO2
that industry is allowed to emit by issuing a limited number of emission
permits. These permits are traded on a market. Every ton you buy and remove
from the market is one ton that industry can’t emit any more.
To combat climate change we have produced 1 ton CO2 pins. They
come in several different shapes but with one common feature: when you
buy this pin, we will retire 1 ton of CO2 emission permit which
we buy on the carbon market. Every single ton has a unique ID number so
it can be tracked online in the EU emissions trading system. This number
– different and unique for each pin - is engraved on your pin. Thus
everyone who buys this pin not only makes a visible personal statement:
he or she at the same time takes a practical step towards stopping global
Fact Sheet on Global Warming
2003 Diplom at Hochschule Wismar, Germany
Since 2002 Initiator and co-organiser of the project "Jewellery Journey"
Since 2004 Atelier Ô, jewellery design - shop and studio together
with Mana Kehr in Potsdam
Stefan Rahmstorf [home
Professor of Physics of the Oceans, Potsdam University
Member of the German Advisory Council on Global Change and of the Academia