Carbon offsetting isn’t a solution to the problem, but it does help to mitigate the effects of your travel.
With the increasingly globalised society comes more mobility, both in business as well as in private life. With all of globalisation’s advantages, its climate impact cannot be ignored: until the year 2100, Earth’s atmosphere can only handle a limited amount of CO2. Since most modern means of transportation run on fossil fuels, further growth in mobility will quickly outstrip the bounds of climate compatibility.
Fair Travel works with Atmosfair, a climate protection organization with a focus on travel. They actively work to protect the climate by compensating greenhouse gases through the use of renewable energies, among other activities.
Emphasis on air travel
Atmosfair performs an important task in this transformation process. No technical solution for air travel, such as unproblematic biofuels or a zero-emissions plane, exists as yet. Someday, there will be a renewable option for the air travel industry, perhaps a solar hydrogen airplane, just as the railway already offers a train ticket guaranteeing the use of renewable energies and the energy sector builds small hydropower stations and wind turbines. However, as long as this solution and other climate-friendly alternatives do not exist, airplane passengers can compensate their flight emissions with atmosfair.
Compensation as climate protection with added value to people worldwide
Airline passengers make a voluntary climate protection payment based on the amount of emissions they create; atmosfair uses these contributions to develop renewable energies in countries where they hardly exist, above all in developing countries. In this way, atmosfair saves CO2 that would otherwise be created by fossil fuels in these countries. Meanwhile, local people profit since often for the first time, they gain access to clean energy available around the clock, which is a must for education and creating equal opportunities.
Fair Travel gives our clients the opportunity to voluntarily offset their travel, via this easy calculator below.