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Air Tahiti Nui Offers Carbon Offsetting

In order to offer passengers the possibility of offsetting the environmental impact of their travel, Air Tahiti Nui signed a new partnership with a New Zealand start-up, CarbonClick. This partnership is part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) approach, aimed at raising awareness about global warming.

Starting from June 2021, Air Tahiti Nui customers will be able to calculate the carbon emissions of their flight and choose to offset the impact of their trip by accessing the CarbonClick platform. On this platform, travelers will be able to learn about voluntary carbon offsetting and discover a selection of certified positive impact environmental projects that allow them to store carbon (reforestation type projects) or reduce the use of fossil fuels (renewable energy type projects). Buying a carbon offset credit will allow you to support concrete environmental projects, helping to reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere.

Travelers can choose to support one of the 3 projects selected below:

The reforestation of a native forest in New Zealand
The development of solar water heaters in India
Sichuan Household Biogas Programme

Carbon offsetting is a concrete and reliable way to contribute to the common efforts needed to limit the impact of global warming.

What is voluntary carbon offsetting and why offset your emissions?

Carbon offsetting consists of “reabsorbing” the emissions from one’s activity (travel, housing energy, etc.) by financing carbon offsetting programs aimed at storing CO2 (via tree planting) or reducing them at the source by promoting the use of renewable alternatives (e.g. biogas, solar cookers, etc.) generally located in developing countries. Each emission offset corresponds to a carbon credit.

We speak of “voluntary” offsetting when the individual or company offsetting is not obliged to do so (contrary to a regulatory obligation imposed in certain countries and sectors) to reduce its ecological footprint.

Iuliia Tore