Better Changes for Tomorrow
Travel company Singita has introduced a ‘new carbon offsetting levy’ starting on 30 August 2021. This is to help make all new bookings with them carbon neutral.
In Tanzania, the carbon credits (a tradable permit or certificate providing the holder with the right to emit one ton of carbon dioxide or an equivalent of another greenhouse gas) will be purchased to further the work being done by Carbon Tanzania, to protect and preserve the Yaeda Valley Forest project.
In the last year, Carbon Tanzania has protected 34,073 hectares of dryland forest, which incorporates over two million trees, and kept 18,700 further in the ground, preventing about 105,000 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere, the same as taking 8,400 cars off the road for a year.
This comes after a change in 2016 when the Tanzanian government pledged to reduce its carbon footprint by 10-20% through key sectors including energy, transport, forestry and waste management by the year 2030.
Thank you to Carbon Tanzania for the statistics!