At GoClimateAction we base our emission calculations on the current state of scientific knowledge in accordance with the carbon calculator of the Federal Environment Agency of Germany However, we made a conscious decision to not make use of a digital flight emissions calculators at GoClimateAction. This is for two reasons:
- Experience shows that entering all flight details for the carbon offset is a major reason for many flight customers not to get engaged in climate action, as this is perceived as too time-consuming.
- Due to the high complexity of calculating flight emissions, we believe that the calculation results of a digital flight emissions calculator can only be seen as an approximation of the actual emission value. Accordingly, the calculation results of the available emissions calculators in the internet for the same flight route are often very different. We think that not the idea of a seemingly precisely calculated carbon quantity should be the trigger for your carbon compensation, but rather your basic commitment to climate action as such. For us, a transparent, flat-rate emission volume per flight distance category is a very credible and simple solution.
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