Offset your carbon emissions
Student Flights has teamed up with Cleaner Climate to allow travellers to offset their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from air travel.
Through Cleaner Climate's international renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, you can directly contribute to programs that help offset the carbon emitted from your flight.
Calculate and offset your carbon emissions
Calculating the carbon emissions from your flight and finding out how much it will cost to offset these emissions is simple. Just click the icon located at the top right corner of this page to access the online calculator and follow the prompts.
If you choose to offset, you will be directed to a secure site where you can make your offset payment. Once completed, you will receive an offset certificate from Cleaner Climate verifying your carbon offset.
Cleaner Climate's Projects
Cleaner Climate's carbon project portfolio complies with the rigorous requirements of the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). These projects include the generation of clean renewable energy, destruction of damaging greenhouse gases and improvements in energy efficiency.
Cleaner Climate's projects not only reduce the impact on the environment but promote sustainable development in the area in which they are implemented.
Projects developed under the CDM ensure that the emission reductions satisfy stringent criteria set up by the United Nations Framework on Climate Change Committee (UNFCCC). In addition, all projects are validated by a UNFCCC registered audit organisation to ensure that they produce verified carbon reductions.
Contributions from climate change conscious consumers assist in the development of these projects and enables the growth and promotion of clean technology.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I contribute to climate change when I fly?
Yes. Planes generate greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2) that are released into the atmosphere.
What can I do about this?
You can offset the carbon emitted during your flight.
Am I offsetting emissions of the whole plane?
No. You will only offset your personal component of the flight. This takes into consideration the embodied energy of the aircraft, Radioactive Forcing Index, class of ticket and fuel emission of aircraft.
What is offsetting?
When you buy a carbon offset, your money is used to fund energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in developing countries.
Is offsetting compulsory?
Currently in Australia there is not a compulsory carbon tax on flights. It is your choice to offset the carbon emitted from your air travel.
Who is Student Flights Limited partnered with?
Cleaner Climate is an international integrated Carbon Solutions provider offering an entire range of Carbon solutions to companies and consumers wishing to incorporate environmental initiatives and effective climate change behavioral strategies into their portfolio or lifestyle.
Does Cleaner Climate comply with industry standards?
Yes. Climate's Carbon projects are either governed by the regulated market under the UNFCCC* (Kyoto compliant) or other government approved schemes such as Australia's Greenhouse Friendly™ scheme operated by the Federal Government of Australia.
Where does the money go?
Cleaner Climate is involved in numerous energy efficiency and renewable energy projects internationally. Using a basket approach these projects include landfill remediation (extracting methane from landfill), effective manure management, residential energy efficiency and industrial applications involving large waste streams. These projects are being implemented in South Africa, Thailand, Mexico and India and all contribute to a cleaner, low-carbon environment.
* The UNFCCC is an international environmental treaty produced at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in 1992. Its stated objective is "to achieve stabilisation of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a low enough level to prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system."