Aviation and CO2
The aeronautic industry emits 781 million tonnes of CO2 per year, which represents 2% of global CO2 emissions and 12% of CO2 emitted by all means of transport. Quantitatively, CO2 is the main greenhouse gas produced by human activities. Flying has a direct impact on global warming.
I have to fly but would like to do something to offset my carbon footprint, what should I do?
What is carbon offsetting?
Carbon offsetting is the neutralisation of CO2 emissions by investing in carbon sequestration projects or projects reducing other sources of greenhouse gas emissions throughout the world.
myclimate is a Swiss non-profit foundation committed to global and local climate protection. It proposes a tool that calculates the amount of CO2 output per passenger for the flight taken (the other greenhouse gases are converted into CO2 equivalent and included in the calculation), according to the distance travelled, the average consumption of aircraft and economy class. The neutralisation of carbon emissions is carried out by purchasing a certificate that directly finances a climate protection project.
Completely voluntary, I choose the project in which I participate, and I calculate the carbon footprint of my next flight.