Why Carbon Offset?
People worldwide are increasingly aware of environmental priorities, including the challenge of limiting greenhouse gas emissions (carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide). We must rise to the challenge of reducing these emissions – reducing our Carbon Footprint.
There is a wide range of options available to us, such as: lowering consumption; reducing travel & plastic usage; improving efficiency. However, we will always have an unavoidable carbon footprint. This is where Carbon Offsetting comes in.
Carbon offsetting offers an immediate, affordable and effective solution to compensate our unavoidable greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Carbon offsetting facilitates investment in green energy projects that would not exist without the revenues generated by the sale of carbon offset credits. We are not claiming that carbon offsetting is a perfect environmental solution. It is, however, one of a number of tools that can be used by our industry to reduce its environmental impact on the planet.
Carbon Offsetting and the Yachting Community
Environmentally-friendly actions are welcomed by the yachting community and, for many players, they are an absolute requirement.
Carbon Offsetting provides a balance to the GHG emissions that inevitably arise when enjoying a yachting experience. Operating a yacht efficiently and taking measures to lower fuel consumption can serve to reduce your GHG emissions at source but, ultimately, experiencing the full benefits of a yachts range and performance will involve a corresponding quantity of fuel.
With high public awareness of the link between greenhouse gases and climate change, your decision to counterbalance the carbon emissions of your yachting activity is a practical step that will resonate with clients, guests, and others who share your awareness of the impact of your energy use. In addition to the positive environmental impact, the public relations benefit is also very real, particularly for participants who have high public prominence, or whose businesses have a policy of minimising GHG emissions.
Carbon offsetting demonstrates leadership and responsibility in addressing your environmental impact.