What is Carbon Footprint?
Carbon footprint is generally defined as the total amount of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the atmosphere as a result of human activities. The total is typically expressed as tons equivalent to carbon dioxide.
What is Carbon Offsetting?
Carbon offsetting allows you to compensate for the carbon dioxide and other GHG emissions you produce by reducing emissions somewhere else.
What is the Carbon Footprint of the Travel Industry?
Tourism is responsible for roughly 8% of the world’s carbon emissions, making it a significant contributor to climate change. Every time you fly on a plane, stay in a hotel, ride in a taxi, or create waste, carbon emissions are generated. While there are many ways that you can and should minimize your carbon footprint while traveling – from turning off the air conditioner to renting electric vehicles – no matter how sustainable your travel habits are, certain carbon emissions are unavoidable. That’s where carbon offsetting comes in.