YES is operated by myclimate, a Swiss non-profit organization and ETH Zürich Spin Off, together with strong company, university and institutional partners worldwide (accredited by UNEP). The program was launched in the year 2000 by the Alliance for Global Sustainability (ETH Zürich, MIT Boston, University of Tokyo, Chalmers Gothenburg).

About myclimate

myclimate is a partner for effective climate protection – both locally and globally. The Swiss Non-Profit Organisation wants to shape the future together with its partners through consultation, education and climate protection projects. myclimate pursues this as a science-based and business-orientated non-profit organisation.

The international initiative with its Swiss roots, belongs to the global leaders in voluntary quality compensation measures. Its clients include large, medium and small businesses, public administrations, non-profit organisations, event organisers and private individuals. Through its partner organisations myclimate is represented in nine countries: Germany, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Luxembourg, Greece, the United Arab Emirates, Japan, Turkey.

With projects of the highest quality, myclimate promotes quantifiable climate protection and long-lasting development worldwide. Emissions are currently voluntarily compensated by means of around 70 climate protection projects in 30 countries. Through these projects, emissions are reduced by replacing fossil fuel sources with renewable energies and by implementing energy-efficient technologies. myclimate climate protection projects meet the highest standards (Gold Standard, CDM, Plan Vivo), which, as well as reducing greenhouse gases, have a proven positive impact on sustainable development, both locally and regionally.

Through our interactive and action-oriented educational programmes, myclimate encourages everyone to make a contribution towards our future. With this goal over 15,000 pupils and 7,000 apprentices have been reached in Switzerland and a worldwide network of 1,600 students and young professionals has been established. Moreover the foundation offers consultancy on integrated climate protection with tangible added value. myclimate provides this through analyses, IT solutions, labels and resource management. Services range from simple carbon footprints for businesses to sophisticated product life cycle assessments (LCA).

YES Chapter in Iran

Morteza Nikravan

Education: Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Professional experience: Assistant Director of Office of Sustainability, Amirkabir University of Technology (formerly Tehran Polytechnic). Several years of experience as researcher in the environmental and construction projects. Coordinator and representative of the YES lab and myclimate in Iran.

Iran, Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT)

Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT), formerly Tehran Polytechnic, is known as Iran’s pioneer university in sustainability and sustainable development. AUT moved to become a “Green University” in 2003 with the introduction of the Environmental Engineering degree at the masters’ level and remodeling the Civil Engineering department as Civil and Environmental Engineering department. Then, an initiative Office of Sustainability was established at in 2011. Read more: Factsheet or Webpage of the AUTs Office of Sustainability.