Carbon Neutral Donation

Green Heart - Carbon Neutral Donation

Green Motion was launched in 2007 with the clear objective of offering a truly ecological car hire option on the international markets. The launch of the brand coincided with a global consensus about the contribution of transportation on the emission of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) and its impact on climate change.

The Carbon Neutral Donation is a project that allows our customers to completely offset their CO2 footprint when renting from Green Motion in the UK. During the booking process, you will be asked whether or not you would like to make a Carbon Neutral Donation of £1.25. All donations collected go towards projects that are helping to reduce deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest, Brazil.

The projects area within the Amazon, the largest remaining rainforest on our planet. The Amazon is known for its amazing biodiversity; containing 10% of all species. The rainforest is home to some endangered species that rely on it for their survival.

Deforestation accounts for a staggering 15% of Global Greenhouse Gas emissions. The Projects reduce greenhouse gas emissions by stopping deforestation.

The projects supported are all REDD+ projects. Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) is a mechanism to create financial value for the carbon stored in forests. It offers incentives for developing countries to reduce emissions from forested lands and invest in low-carbon paths to sustainable development. The United Nations created the REDD+ mechanism to quantify and value the carbon storage services that forests provide.

Green Motion is currently supporting two specific projects in Brazil:

  • -The Florestal Santa Maria (FSM) Reducing Deforestation Project
  • -Portel-Pará REDD Project

Both these projects have been selected as they are validated and certified against the Voluntary Carbon Standard, and have additional wider biodiversity and community impacts.

For more information on these projects see:

http://www.carbonfootprint.com/offset_brazil_redd

http://www.carbonfootprint.com/brazil_para_redd.ht