Our personal CO₂ balance depends on our lifestyle. However, even with the most sustainable lifestyle imaginable, we cause greenhouse gases. In addition to avoiding CO₂ emissions, voluntary contributions to climate protection projects at a value equal to the emissions calculated are thus an important instrument for mitigating climate change.
The budget approach shows how voluntary contributions to climate protection projects work as a bridging technology: When you make a climate protection contribution for a flight, it doesn’t mean these emissions then disappear. However, emissions are saved or avoided elsewhere to the same extent. The balance remains balanced and so does the budget.