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Why take Climate Actions?

According to a 2019 study by UNWTO (the World Tourism Organisation), transport related greenhouse gas emissions from tourism accounted for 5% of total anthropogenic emissions in 2016 and will increase to 5.3% by 2030.

By contributing financially to climate projects, you give us the opportunity to work with NGOs and people in developing countries on projects that prevent CO2e emissions, by sustainable socio-economic development. These projects would not exist without your support and without the voluntary carbon system.
Contributing to a reduction of your travel impact is a voluntary way of taking concrete climate action.

Many climate projects need your support. The 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 2.13 tCO2e (taking into account radiative forcing). It's also what you emit by using your car for a whole year, and it's what some locals in Africa emit to live for a period of... Five years!

By 2050, there will be 9 billion people in the world and our CO2e budget will be more than 1 tonne per person per year (which corresponds to the amount of CO2e 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 CO2e 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?

CO2e contribution, how does it work?

Your CO2e contribution consists of contributing financially, on a voluntary basis, to a reduction of the CO2e emissions of your travels (ex. car, plane etc.) by supporting a climate project in a developing country or Europe. This allows us to finance a reduction in CO2e emissions equivalent to the CO2e emitted.
Greentripper guarantees that a financial contribution for one tonne of CO2e corresponds to one tonne of CO2e avoided or absorbed in your chosen climate project. To calculate the full impact of travel, we take into account different greenhouse gases (CO2, N2O and CH4), including for air travel 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.

Greentripper supports climate projects that meet high requirements to ensure that your contribution really makes a difference.

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For the very curious

The 5% contribution of transport-related to the global anthropogenic emissions is expected to increase to 5.3% by 2030 (UNWTO study in 2019**) . This represents 1597 million tonnes of transport-related CO2e attributed to tourism in 2016 and 1998 million tonnes in 2030 (+25%).
Over the same period, international and domestic arrivals are expected to increase from 20 billion to 37 billion, with the bulk of this growth coming from domestic tourism (from 18.8 billion to 35.6 billion arrivals), followed by international arrivals (from 1.2 billion to 1.8 billion).

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.

In the EU in 2017, direct emissions from aviation accounted for 3.8% of total CO2e emissions. If global aviation were a country, it would emit as much as Japan, which is the 5th most emitting county in the world.

Before the COVID-19 crisis, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) forecasted that by 2050 international aviation emissions could triple compared with 2015*.

In October 2016, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) agreed on a resolution for a global market-based measure to address CO2e emissions at the 2020 level by requiring airlines to offset emissions from international flights exceeding the 2020 emission level (CORSIA).