Our mission is to fight planetary collapse by taking climate action, protect habitats and prevent exploitation around the world. Sometimes we need to fly to do that. We are well aware of the irony that doing so contributes to one of the very things we are working to fight: climate change. So, we decided to do something about it – first, by measuring our carbon footprint as an organisation.
We worked with the South Pole Group to measure our impact, discovering that since being founded in 1999 we have emitted 9,300 carbon tonnes. We have since taken steps to reduce our impact, investing in video conferencing equipment in many of our offices to cut down on air travel.
However, our work means we will still need to take some flights and as a result continue to contribute to the emission of carbon into the atmosphere. That’s why we have begun a new carbon initiative. It involves setting a price on carbon and using the funding to invest in different projects that take it from the atmosphere.