Offsetting your impacts and repairing the damage you cause by promoting sustainable development in the poorest countries.
What does offsetting entail?
Do you want to help repair the damage you cause through your travelling to conferences and in the course of your research?
Calculating the emissions that result from your travel (air):
a. Keep track your flights (distance and type of plane (if possible))
b. Calculate their air miles and resulting greenhouse gas emissions (using online calculator or spreadsheet)
Make periodic payments based on travel emissions based on:
a. Assigning costs through work/project accounts – this will need a departmental process to be established, or;
b. Making personal / individual payments e.g. for family travel
c. Deciding the frequency of payments – we would suggest 6 monthly or annual (in arrears)
Payments will be made to ‘Profs Who Fly’ account of Themba Trust
Themba will then reconcile payments (to NMT/HIMACUL) with certificate issuance and retirement to ensure transparency and equity.
We would like to acknowledge the work of Nicole Kalas in helping establish the underpinning research and development efforts needed to get this activity to fly. Whilst many others have beeen involved and are worthy of mention, without Nicole's thoughtful and intelligent support none of this would have been possible.
Thanks are also due Will Brandreth (Environmental Technology MSc Alumni (2015), Imperial College London), Alan Goron (Sustainable Energy Futures MSc (2016), Imperial College London), Andrew Emmott (Chair, Neno Macadamia Trust) and Ken Mkengala (HIMACUL, Malawi)