Earth’s Edge have selected ClimateCare to offset our carbon emissions with projects that improve lives and fight climate change.
As part of our approach to taking responsibility for our impact on the environment we have partnered with climate and sustainable development experts ClimateCare to offset the carbon emissions associated with air travel.
As well as taking actions to reduce our footprint, unavoidable emissions will be offset through projects including the multiple award-winning LifeStraw Carbon for Water Project, which delivers safe water to more than 4 million people in Kenya, generating significant carbon reductions and enhancing the health of local communities by reducing exposure to waterborne disease.
Other projects include the provision of clean cookstoves in Ghana, which significantly improve health while cutting emissions and reducing deforestation.
“We are delighted to work with ClimateCare who are experts in this field, with fifteen years’ experience running some of the most innovative and largest carbon offset programmes in the world. Working with them has helped us understand how we can integrate action to tackle climate change and improve people’s lives.” James McManus, MD Earth’s Edge.
We acknowledge that planes release a huge amount of harmful gases into the atmosphere. In 2015 we began offsetting the carbon emissions associated with the air travel of all our guides and doctors. We used Climate Care to offset 102 tonnes of C02 at a cost of €912. We are also committed to encouraging all participants to offset their own carbon emissions for their air travel involved in Earth’s Edge expeditions such as Kilimanjaro, Everest Base Camp and Machu Picchu.
ClimateCare’s Head of Partnerships explains “We are working with a range of organisations, from international corporates, governments and NGOs to deliver innovative projects at an unprecedented scale. Our Climate+Care model helps organisations take a smart approach to addressing their environmental impacts by offsetting their carbon emissions and supporting sustainable development”.
ClimateCare mobilises the power and scale of private finance to deliver projects with positive environmental and social impacts around the world. A Certified B Corporation, we combine the vision of a social enterprise and the commercial experience of an investment bank. Leveraging mainstream funding, we profitably deliver some of the largest, most successful corporate sustainability initiatives in the world.
From offices in Africa and Europe we help many of the world’s leading brands, organisations and governments scale up the impact of their initiatives. By investing their resources in projects that directly combat climate change and poverty, improve health and increase community welfare, we build better futures for millions of people around the world.
Find out more at www.climatecare.org