What is CO2 compensation?
The burning of fossil fuel energy sources (e.g. coal, petrol, kerosene) releases carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere. CO2 accounts for the largest percentage of the greenhouse gases caused by mankind. Each mode of transport which uses fossil fuels to transport persons or goods, generates CO2 emissions. myclimate Japan takes great measures to avoid and reduce emissions. As long as air travel is dependent on the fossil fuel kerosene however, not all CO2 emissions can be avoided.
This platform was created in order to give passengers the option of compensating for the unavoidable emissions produced by a flight. This website allows customers to make voluntary monetary contributions to climate protection. This amount is calculated on the basis of scientific models and flows directly into certified climate protection projects. On this website, you can choose from three projects: Japanese, Brazilian and Chinese projects. One is implemented in Japan, the others in Brazil and in China.The majority of overseas’ projects are implemented in developing countries as the reduction of emissions is generally more affordable and, in these countries, the volume of environmentally harmful emissions can be reduced on a greater scale for the money that is invested. This means that your contribution is used to greatest effect. With regards to the atmosphere it doesn’t matter where in the world climate-harmful CO2 emissions are emitted or reduced. For this reason the emission of a given quantity of greenhouse gases, which cannot be avoided at one place, can be avoided at any other place in the world. What counts in the end is the balance.