New Zealand-based atmospheric research company Bodeker Scientific have again pledged to ensure that all company-related travel is carbon neutral.
Bodeker work with both local and international research organisations, such as the German Weather Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), to improve our understanding of the atmosphere and climate – which can involve a lot of air travel.
UBoC were happy to calculate the emissions – which amounted to 66 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (66 tCO2e) in 2015, and to provide Plan Vivo carbon certificates for the Trees of Hope project in Malawi.
Plan Vivo certification guarantees that project both sequesters carbon and provides community benefits, thus supporting sustainable livelihoods and addressing the root cause of deforestation.
“Climate scientists face a challenge – their quest is to prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system, but in undertaking that quest need to collaborate with colleagues globally, which often requires international travel. As such, they tend to have carbon footprints that are significantly higher than those in societies they are cajoling to reduce their carbon emissions. Bodeker Scientific has therefore made a pledge to ensure that all company related travel is carbon neutral. We do this by purchasing carbon credits through the UBoC Trees of Hope project. Bodeker Scientific also encourages other organisations to make use of the professional services provided by UBoC to offset carbon emissions.” Dr. Greg Bodeker, Owner and Director of Bodeker Scientific
Find out here how UBoC can help you to go carbon neutral.