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What is CO2 offsetting?

The burning of fossil fuel energy sources (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, including air travel, generates CO2 emissions. SWISS takes great measures to avoid 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 offsetting for the unavoidable emissions produced by a flight. SWISS offers passengers the option to offset the unavoidable CO2 emissions generated by their flight.

The myclimate website allows customers to make voluntary monetary contributions. This amount is calculated on the basis of scientific models and flows directly into certified climate protection projects in which environmentally harmful energy sources (e.g. a power generator that operates on diesel fuel) are being replaced with environmentally friendly energy sources (e.g. a power generator that operates on biomass). The majority of such 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.

Strict standards are applied to myclimate climate protection projects. Besides reducing greenhouse gases, they must also make a demonstrable positive contribution to sustainable development. myclimate pays special attention to ecological and social compatibility, as well as the integrity of the projects, when selecting them.