At KYOS we strive to reduce our carbon footprint as much as possible. Air travel is one of the largest components of our carbon footprint in 2019. Although it is our objective to fly only when needed, sometimes we cannot avoid to board a plane. For 2019 we calculated the total number of kilometers we flew and we decided to compensate for the CO2 output. There are several initiatives, we opted for the concept of FairClimateFund.
According to FairClimateFund, their projects realized a reduction of about 42,000 ton CO2 output was prevented, because people used less wood as fuel. As a result, it saved the felling of 80,000 trees.
FairClimateFund initiates projects that reduce CO2 emissions and also provide a better future for people in developing countries. We do this by investing in climate projects in developing countries with a focus on cleaner cooking solutions and on planting trees according to fair principles. With the carbon credits that these projects generate, local households pay off their investments.
We choose to use the CO2 credits towards the Chulikas cookstove project in India. With this improved stove, households are able to reduce their wood consumption by two-thirds. And even better, the stove improves the living conditions of the families, as there is less air pollution in the house.
FairClimateFund’s mission is to allow 500.000 people access to cleaner cooking methods before 2025, so they will have a better quality of life.