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How much CO₂ is emitted during a flight? – myclimate has updated the online flight calculator
Zurich, 14 August 2019 – myclimate gives its customers the opportunity to calculate emissions generated by flights and to offset these via carbon offset projects on the platform at co2.myclimate.org. Using current data from the aviation industry and with adjustments to the methodology in line with international norms, myclimate has now brought this service up to date. Current studies also corroborate myclimate’s calculation and evaluation of the climate-averse effects of aviation, which are not directly linked to CO₂ emissions.
Turning Point in Climate Protection? The myclimate foundation registers strong growth in the area of voluntary carbon offsetting in its annual report
Zurich, 20 June 2019 – The Swiss climate protection foundation myclimate today published its 2018 annual report. The total income from the three business areas Education, Consulting and Solutions as well as Offsetting totalled more than 20 million francs for the first time. Income grew by more than 40 percent compared to 2017. For the first time in the foundation’s 17-year history, over a million tonnes of CO₂ emission were offset with myclimate. The increase in offsetting by private customers is also impressive. Carbon offsetting and climate protection contributions via the freely accessible CO₂ calculator increased by 70 percent in 2018 compared to the record year of 2017.
myclimate honours climate pioneers in tourism
Berlin/Zürich, 08 March 2019 – The climate protection organisation myclimate awarded four companies the myclimate Awards at the ITB 2019. With this award, the Swiss foundation honours sustainable and economically successful offers in tourism. The winners in 2019 are the Brunni-Engelberg Berbahnen, the Schweizerhof & The SPA hotel in Bern, La Palma Travel from Germany and the Niesenbahn AG. Before the award ceremony, moderator Fritz Lietsch, editor-in-chief of the Forum Nachhaltig Wirtschaften, discussed the topic "Responsibility for sustainable tourism offers" with Simone Gruber from the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), tourism expert Urs Wohler, director of Niesenbahn AG, and myclimate marketing manager Kai Landwehr. The myclimate "Cause We Care" programme was also presented.