Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

We have answered your most common questions.

How does carbon offsetting help our climate?

We should always strive to reduce our carbon footprint as much as possible and avoid a carbon footprint. Carbon offsetting is a way for individuals, businesses, and organizations to take responsibility for their carbon emissions by investing inprojects that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or remove CO2 from the atmosphere. When we burn fossil fuels like coal oil etc. carbon dioxide and other stored gases are released into the atmosphere. These gases trap heat and cause global temperatures to rise leading to climate change. Aids in strengthening coal reduce the effects of climate change by funding projects that reduce or remove greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere or subsidies for reforestation and reforestation efforts that absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. By investing in this carbon stabilization project you can help reduce the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and slow the rate of climate change. However, it is important to note that sustainability is not a substitute for reducing our carbon emissions in the first place.

How do you calculate a carbon footprint? is a Business-to-Consumer platform. Therefore our calculations are based using averages in calculating carbon emissions produced by a particular mode of transport or activity. We believe in simple methods. For Corporate Clients we calculate a Corporate Carbon Footprint according to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol). This is always a individual calculation. A Corporate Carbon Footprint is always the first step towards carbon neutrality and shows your potential climate risks within your company and is the best strategy for a carbon reduction strategy. Please contact us here if you need further information (goes to B2B form).

Will I get a certificate or a label after I have supported a climate protection project?

After completing a transaction on our platform you will automatically receive a certificate and you are free to use our labels.

How do we know that climate protection projects are being supported?

carbon-connect AG offsets your emissions through high-quality climate protection protection projects. We only support verified projects in the most common standards. Project information, validation reports etc. are publicly available. Our activities are being audited by an independent audit company.

In which countries is the service available?

You can support and buy our offsets online from any country in either CHF or EUR. Everyone is invited to offset with us. Our service is available worldwide.

Is carbon-connect AG a charity? is a Business-to-Customer offset platform to take immediate climate action and is a brand of carbon-connect AG. We are not asking to donate for a worthwhile cause. We are a private organized Swiss based company which delivers a cost-effective, high-quality service.