*GUEST BLOG* How Carbon Offsetting Can Work for Business Travellers
When work calls for
employees to travel to places unreachable by the more carbon-friendly options
of train, bus or car — they fly. However, flights are a huge contributor to
the amount of carbon dioxide (CO₂) in the atmosphere, a greenhouse gas that
leads to global warming. Carbon offsetting of flights is becoming a popular way
to understand emissions as travellers look to take action for a better future.
Several charities and
programmes are working to reduce the amount of CO₂ in the atmosphere through
projects funded through donations. Now that it’s easy to generate carbon impact
data through travel management platforms, travellers and their organisations
can see their emissions in tonnes and donate the price equivalent to these
programmes to help offset their carbon footprint.
Carbon offsetting programmes
usually consist of two different kinds of projects: forestry or energy.
Forestry projects stop trees (nature’s carbon solution) from being cut down or
This is only a snippet of a Business Travel Article written by firstname.lastname@example.org (Charlie Le Rougetel)
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