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How are cruise emissions calculated?
To calculate the CO2 emissions of cruise ship voyages using emission factors, the ship's energy sources and the amount of energy they consume must be determined. Then the emission factors for each of these energy sources can be used to calculate the CO2 emissions for each energy source. The CO2 emissions of all energy sources are then summed to determine the total emissions of the ship.
Questions & answers on CO2 compensation
A vacation on a cruise ship can have an impact on the environment and climate change, as cruises usually emit significant amounts of greenhouse gases, especially CO2. These emissions are mainly caused by the use of fossil fuels, such as diesel and gas, to power and propel cruise ships. The CO2 emissions of cruises are generally higher than those of flights or car trips, as they take place over longer periods of time and the ships are usually larger. In addition, cruises can also have an impact on the marine environment, for example through the emission of pollutants or by anchoring in sensitive marine areas. However, there are also ways to reduce the impact of cruises on the environment and climate change, for example through the use of renewable energy or by protecting marine life and ecosystems.
Of course, it is always best if emissions do not arise in the first place. Unfortunately, this is virtually impossible in our current society. And our CO2 offsetting makes sense precisely when it is not yet possible. Through offsetting, projects are realized that would not exist without the sale of certificates. For example, a hydropower plant can replace an old and climate-damaging coal-fired power plant 10 years earlier than planned.
We only work with reputable and reliable partners who carefully plan and implement their climate protection projects. To ensure that the climate protection project you have selected is actually implemented, we regularly check the progress of the projects and make sure that the investments actually flow into the project. You will find more information about the relevant project on your certificate.
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