About the Carbon Store
We’re committed to finding the most sustainable and impactful carbon projects out there. To ensure both climate integrity and positive impact beyond climate, the sustainability-driven Compensate approach is built on 4 pillars: scientific evaluation, built-in overcompensation to mitigate risks, protection of biodiversity and social justice, and a portfolio approach.
CO₂e means carbon dioxide equivalent. This means that all greenhouse gas emissions caused by something are accounted for, and expressed in the functionally equivalent amount of carbon dioxide for clarity. If, for example, the carbon footprint of your activity is 1 340 tonnes of CO₂e, this means that all greenhouse gas emissions have been counted, and the end result is expressed in CO₂e.
The calculator determines the amount of greenhouse gas emissions the flight creates per passenger(s) for the given flight distance. All the emissions (CO2, CH4 and N2O) are accounted for, and expressed in CO2e. Additional emissions, such as nitrous oxides and water vapour when emitted at high altitude, are included in the calculations by using radiative forcing. The radiative forcing index (RFI) is a common measure to include the additional environmental impact of aviation. The calculations are based on average consumption for typical short, medium, and long haul flights. They also take into account whether you’re traveling economy, business, or first class.
The Compensate Credit is a high-quality carbon credit that builds upon international standards, like Gold Standard and Verra, but goes even beyond them. It is based on a diverse portfolio of carbon projects that meet tight criteria related to climate integrity, biodiversity, social justice, and human rights. The credit provides the best impact-cost ratio and it has an in-built overcompensation mechanism that mitigates risks related to carbon projects and enables a more robust compensation claim compared to standard carbon credits. One Compensate Credit equals at least one less tonne of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The price of the Compensate Credit is 35€. Compensate takes a fee, typically between 10 and 20%, to cover payment processing and operations costs.
Our carbon projects
By compensating, you're supporting these high-quality carbon projects and sustainable development.