2020-04-14

Carbon Credits

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The journey towards sustainability has started

Despite the worldwide pandemic, VistaJet remains focused on its responsibility for reducing its global carbon footprint.

Earlier this year VistaJet announced that passengers can compensate for fuel use-related carbon emissions by investing in certified carbon credits. Working with South Pole, leading provider of global sustainability services, we selected emission reduction projects of exceptional quality that adhere to the highest environmental standards.

Today, these meaningful steps have allowed VistaJet to compensate the first 48,920 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions on behalf of its customers, through the following climate protection projects:

LAKE KARIBA, ZIMBABWE

10,156 tCO₂ — Kariba Forest Protection, Zimbabwe

Since its launch in 2011, the Kariba project has protected nearly 785,000 hectares from deforestation and land degradation, preventing carbon dioxide emissions being released into the atmosphere. The project continues to support regional sustainable development and the independence and wellbeing of local communities via improved healthcare and education, conservation agriculture, beekeeping training, and ecotourism.

3,000,000 tCO₂ mitigated on average annually

Verified Carbon Standard, Community Climate & Biodiversity Standard

SUMATRA, INDONESIA

33,389 tCO₂ — Musi Renewable Hydropower, Indonesia

Located in rural Sumatra, this run-of-river hydroelectricity project harnesses the flow of the Musi River to generate clean energy for the grid. The project supports local jobs, new income streams, and has funded infrastructure improvements as well as a reforestation program.

568,898 tCO₂ reduced on average annually, by displacing fossil-fuel based electricity generation

Verified Carbon

VARIOUS LOCATIONS ACROSS TAIWAN

5,125 tCO₂ — Wind Farms, Taiwan

Harnessing wind power for a sustainable, secure energy future. This project supports the expansion of numerous wind farms across the country to harness the prevailing coastal winds of north western Taiwan and other key locations. The electricity generated is fed into the national grid, powering the island with clean, renewable energy. By generating a clean alternative for state-owned power grid, this project displaces the greenhouse gas emissions that would have otherwise been generated by fossil fuel energy. The project is also helping boost sustainable development through a number of local initiatives, such as guided wind farm tours that raise awareness about climate change and pollution, supporting the elderly and a scholarship program.

635,500 tCO₂ mitigated on average annually by three Gold Standard projects

Gold Standard

MAMIZE NATURE RESERVE, CHINA

250 tCO₂ — Efficient Cookstoves, China

Located in an area renowned for its panda population and subtropical biodiversity, this project in Southwest China provides hundreds of clean, efficient cookstoves to people predominantly of the Yi ethnic minority.


5,000 tCO₂ reduced on average annually by avoided deforestation and smoke emissions

Gold Standard



Read more about VistaJet’s pledge to become more sustainable here.

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