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Carbon Offsetting Explained

Environmentally-friendly actions are welcomed by the yachting community and for many players they are an absolute requirement. Carbon offsetting is a pro-active response to reducing the yachting industry’s carbon footprint, which is straightforward and pragmatic.

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.

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.

Design innovation and advances in engine and exhaust systems have brought improved emissions performance and fuel efficiency. Although some solutions may be retro-fitted, many of these advances are not available to existing vessels. Additionally, many solutions focus on minimising local pollutants, such as sulphur oxides and particulates, but do not address the emissions of GHGs produced as fuel is burnt in engines and generators.

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