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Why CO2 neutral trips?

According to a 2016 study by the UNWTO (World Tourism Organization), transport-related greenhouse gas emissions from tourism contributed to 5% of global anthropogenic emissions.

By offsetting the CO2 emissions of your travels, you give us the opportunity to work with NGOs and people in developing countries on projects that prevent CO2 emissions, for sustainable socio-economic development. These projects would not exist without your support and without the CO2 compensation system.
Offsetting your CO2 emissions is a voluntary way of taking concrete action on your climate impact.

Many climate projects need your support. Projects proposed by Greentripper meet high requirements to ensure that your contribution really makes a difference.
Inequality by country

A round trip to New York from Brussels emits about 2.6 tonnes of CO2 (taking into account radiative forcing). It's also what you emit by using your car for a whole year, and it's what some Africans emit to live for a period of... Five years!

By 2050, there will be 9 billion people in the world and our CO2 budget will be 1 tonne per person per year (which corresponds to the amount of CO2 that we can still release into the atmosphere while keeping our chances to get global warming under control).

In developed countries, we emit large amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere. It is ONE atmosphere that we share with the Maasai of Kenya, with the Inuit of the Arctic region, with Bangladeshi, with the people of Kiribati, the Maldives, the Seychelles or the Tuvalu Islands. They all suffer more than we do from the climate disruption WE are creating... Is there climate justice?

CO2 compensation, how does it work?

The CO2 compensation consists in offsetting, on a voluntary basis, the CO2 emissions of your travels (ex. car, plane etc.) by contributing financially to a climate project in a developing country. This allows us to finance a reduction in CO2 emissions equivalent to the CO2 emitted.
Greentripper and CO2logic guarantee that one tonne of CO2 offset corresponds to one tonne of CO2 avoided or otherwise absorbed through one of its Certified Climate Projects. To calculate the full impact of air travel, we take into account different greenhouse gases (CO2 and CH4) but also the effect of radiative forcing due to condensation trails. These are the white lines formed by the condensation of water vapour emitted by aircraft engines at high altitudes.

To ensure that you have made a real difference to our climate, the project is controlled and certified.

It is the service we are not obliged to give that people value most. James Cash Penney
For the very curious

According to the latest UNWTO** forecasts, by 2030 the number of international tourists is expected to reach 1.8 billion per year (1.5 billion in 2019), and 15.6 billion domestic tourists.
According to a 2016 UNWTO study**, transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions from tourism contributed 5% of the global anthropogenic emissions and are expected to increase to 5.3% by 2030. This represents 1597 million tonnes of transport-related CO2 attributed to tourism in 2016 and 1998 million tonnes in 2030.
In May 2018, researchers at the University of Sydney also published a study showing that the impact of tourism accounts for 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions. The study, published in Nature Climate Change, includes transport, accommodation, catering and purchases of travellers.

**the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) which is the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of a responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism sector.
The CO2 impact of aviation in strong growth

The aviation sector is responsible for 2% to 3% of global emissions - as much as a country like Germany.
By 2020*, annual global emissions from international aviation will already be about 70% higher than in 2005. The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) states that, in the absence of measures, it could increase by more than 300% by 2050.
In October 2016, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) agreed on a resolution for a global market-based measure to address CO2 emissions at the 2020 level by requiring airlines to offset emissions from international flights exceeding the 2020 emission level.

* Source: The Commission for Climate Action of Europe is responsible for the EU's climate action policy and leads the international climate negotiations for the EU.