Case – 10 December 2019

FlyGRN is a plane ticket search engine that compares plane tickets on emissions and price. In addition, it provides insight into train alternatives that exist. Furthermore, FlyGRN compensates for free (in part) the CO2 emissions of air travel. The CO2 emissions compensated by FlyGRN are achieved, among other things, with the Solar Cookers project in Chad from FairClimateFund.

More conscious flying
As you may know, aviation is currently responsible for 2 to 3 percent of global CO2 emissions. The mission of FlyGRN is to ensure that there is a net reduction in emissions from aviation. They want to achieve this by offering awareness and alternatives: knowing what emissions are from a flight, so that you consciously opt for a flight and / or any greener alternatives. And if you do fly, they will ensure that as much CO2 offsetting as possible takes place as standard.

Cooperation with FairClimateFund
Since this year, FlyGRN and FairClimateFund have been working closely together. FlyGRN supports, among other things, the Solar Cooking project that provides refugees with clean cooking appliances in Chad. This prevents logging, families cook cleaner and family members run less risk of being attacked while looking for wood.

We chose FairClimateFund, because they communicate well and they have great projects. In addition, the fact that most of their projects are well certified (GoldStandard) plays a major role in the choice to choose for FairClimateFund - according to Jelle (Founder FlyGRN)

Impact on people and the environment
FlyGRN offsets with the Solar Cooking project in Chad. The projects of FairClimateFund are characterized, among other things, by the fact that the projects have clear environmental and human components. The project first of all ensures a transition to cooking with solar energy, so that less wood is needed. This ensures that women are less at risk during the gathering of firewood outside the refugee camps. Moreover, fewer trees need to be felled for firewood. Good news, because it means less deforestation. In addition, a much smaller amount of smoke is released when cooking on solar energy than when cooking on wood. This ensures better living conditions, higher air quality and a significant reduction in CO2. In the meantime, thanks to the project in Chad, 21,000 solar cookers have already been distributed. This not only helped more than 15,000 people, but also ensured a reduction of 40,000 tons of CO2 and a saving of 31,000 tons of wood.

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