20th Poverty Environment Partnership (PEP) | 26-29th May 2015 | Edinburgh, Scotland
PEP organizers have engaged with COTAP to address the event’s climate impact due to air travel. Attendees can neutralize their air travel CO2 emissions through projects in Nicaragua, Malawi, Uganda, and India which improve smallholder livelihoods where incomes are less than $2/day. All projects are certified under the Plan Vivo standard.
Suggested Offsetting Levels
Based on COTAP’s detailed methodology for flights, suggested offsetting levels are:
- Within Europe: 1 tonne. Up to 2,000 miles / 4 hours roundtrip.
Example: London, Paris, or Istanbul to Edinburgh.
- Eastern U.S./Canada: 3 tonnes. Up to 7,500 miles / 10 hours roundtrip.
Example – Washington D.C. or New York City to Edinburgh.
- Southern Africa, Asia, South America, & Western U.S./Canada: 4 tonnes. 10,000+ miles and 15+ hours roundtrip.
Example – Nairobi, São Paulo, Bangkok, or San Francisco to Edinburgh.
The Types of Projects Supported by Your PEP 20 Offsetting
Where Your Money Goes
Your tonnes will be evenly allocated to our projects and you will receive a detailed offset acknowledgement like this one. Your tonnes will be included in our public carbon credit retirements on the Markit Environmental Registry like this. You can track COTAP’s progress and download projects’ annual reports, which contain detailed accounting of payments to communities, in our Transparency section.