Genève Aéroport contributes towards carbon offsetting


24.06.2021

It is becoming increasingly easy to carbon offset your short- or long-haul flights. Genève Aéroport has developed a new service that will be active from 22 June 2021. For each flight that you offset, the airport will invest the same amount as paid by yourself, which will be credited in full to myclimate.

From June 2021, interested passengers will be able to offset the CO2 of their flight thanks to a partnership with myclimate. For all offset journeys, Genève Aéroport will invest the same amount as paid by passengers, supporting local and international development projects. You will also be able to offset the emissions of your previous flights. Offsetting costs are calculated based on the average distance of short- and long-haul flights from Geneva, i.e. 899 km and 4,298 km, respectively.

So, offsetting your return flight costs 6 CHF (short-haul), while it is 10 CHF for a long-haul flight; Genève Aéroport will add an identical amount. Some companies, such as easyJet, have already integrated this environmental consideration into the price of the tickets they issue. The entire offsetting sum is paid to myclimate, which supports various labelled projects based on independent quality standards. For example, Genève Aéroport has chosen to support the installation of high-efficiency solar ovens in Madagascar. This will help reduce CO2 emissions as well as limiting the rapid deforestation of the island. As of now, thanks to these ovens, some 2.6 million tonnes of wood have already been saved, corresponding to 13,700 hectares of forest area saved.

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