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Enabel compensates its flight emissions

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Within Enabel a lot has been done to lower our carbon footprint but some CO2 emissions cannot be avoided. For managing Enabel’s projects abroad, taking flights is inevitable.Those flights are responsible for emitting greenhouse gasses we would rather not emit in our atmosphere.

Enabel teamed up with CO2logic to tackle this problem and to come with a solution for its impact. CO2logic is an environmental agency that manages certified CO2 offsetting projects in developing countries. The greenhouse gasses we emit are offset by projects that keep CO2 out of the atmosphere. With the support of CO2logic, we offset our climate impact, while in the process improving the livelihoods of families in Uganda and further contributing to sustainable development. 

The project “Saving trees” in Uganda that Enabel supports, invests in improved cookstoves for families. In Uganda most of the population relies on wood to cook daily meals, but this practice puts a very high pressure on the forest. The “Saving trees” project brings these improved cookstoves to rural communities in Uganda. These cookstoves lower the need for wood by 50%, hence lowering the pressure on trees as a fuel source. This keeps the forests in Uganda healthy and keeps the Co2 out of the air. Each improved cookstoves avoids 1,4 tonnes CO2 from being emitted per year.

Also financially it can make a huge impact on families that now have to spend less on charcoal or firewood. The whole supply chain of the cookstove is located in Uganda, providing jobs to local people keeping them out of poverty.

By supporting the certified climate project "Saving trees” in Uganda, we have offset 1,260 tonnes CO2. This corresponds to the offsetting of flights used during 2018.


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