Carbon Offsetting Partnership
SD Europe’s carbon offsetting partnership with Atmosfair
WHAT IS CARBON OFFSETTING?
- In carrying out SD Europe’s work, carbon emissions are created as an unavoidable consequence of air travel
- Through the partnership, Atmosfair, a not for profit organisation supported by the German Federal Environment Agency, will gather SD Europe’s air travel data and calculate the total carbon emissions created
- SD Europe will then use Atmosfair to contribute to a project that reduces carbon emissions, ‘offsetting‘ what has been created by the organisation
Announced in December 2019, SD Europe is delighted to be partnered with Atmosfair, a not-for-profit carbon offsetter.
The aim of the partnership, which began in January 2020, is to tackle the impact of the unavoidable harmful emissions that are created as a consequence of SD Europe’s air travel. Through Atmosfair, SD Europe are able to offset these emissions by supporting programmes dedicated to developing sustainable and more manageable alternatives to fossil fuels in communities that need it the most.
Upon announcement, SD Europe CEO Antonia Hagermann said ‘we’re very pleased to have an arrangement in place with Atmosfair. SD Europe is astutely aware of the environmental consequences of the football industry, as an organisation we want to ensure we acknowledge and address our impact on the planet. Atmosfair were the standout organisation to work with because of its expertise in the field and the sheer necessity of the projects it is contributing to.’
Based in Germany, Atmosfair are specialists in balancing emissions through environmental schemes with almost 15 years’ experience.
Following the calculation of an organisation’s emissions, Atmosfair then offset unavoidable travel emissions through its energy efficiency, wind energy, hydro power, biogas & biomass, solar energy and environmental education projects based in Africa and Asia. Atmosfair will also help to identify methods to reduce SD Europe’s environmental impact.
SD Europe’s members voted for a project in Rwanda to be the beneficiary of the partnership at our 2020 AGM.
FRIENDS OF SD EUROPE CAN VISIT ATMOSFAIR’S WEBSITE HERE TO OFFSET THEIR OWN FLIGHTS, DONATE TO CLIMATE PROTECTION PROJECTS AND FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THEIR WORK.
Carbon Offsetting For January to March Complete
Inline with our carbon offsetting partnership with Atmosfair, SD Europe’s air travel data for January to March 2020 has been submitted to be offset.
Rwandan Project Chosen
During SD Europe’s AGM in February 2020, the membership were given a choice between three projects to become the beneficiary of our carbon offsetting partnership with Atmosfair.