We have offset our carbon footprint for 2022 (1360 tonnes of CO2e, 91% of which was air travel) through the following three projects:

  • Reduced deforestation in Congo: The Mai Ndombe REDD+ Project, located in western DRC, is an ecologically rich and diverse area previously zoned for commercial timber extraction. It is home to chimpanzees, bonobos and forest elephants, and includes some of the most important wetlands in the world. This project will protect the area from deforestation and serve the community.
  • Afforestation in India: The project involves carbon sequestration of degraded lands through reforestation. Many discrete parcels of degraded land that are owned by small and poor farmers/ tribal who do not have the capability of plantation without any external financial support and technical guidance are reforested under Farm Forestry Scheme. The project encompasses 12,437 parcels of land measuring 14,970 hectares owned by 12,002 farmers distributed in seven districts across three states.
  • Repairing community boreholes in Eritrea: The project is located in semi-rural districts in Eritrea in which local people use wood fuel to purify their drinking, cleaning and washing water, which results in the release of greenhouse gas emissions from the combustion of wood. This can be avoided if a technology that does not require fuel (wood or fossil) supplies clean water desired by households. Many existing boreholes have fallen into disrepair because maintenance programmes have been poorly managed or proven too expensive. The work in Eritrea will deliver multiple projects that repair broken boreholes so that they deliver clean, safe water. The projects will ensure that the quality of the water delivered by the boreholes is fit for human consumption for the entire length of both projects, which will be a minimum seven years.

In selecting these projects, TT’s Environment Committee prioritised projects that protected biodiversity and where the project would not be viable without external financing.