Joint press release by the German Environment Agency and the Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety
Federal Government business travel remains climate neutral
Operators of climate protection projects worldwide are eligible to apply for offsetting procedure
The Federal Government neutralizes once again all emissions caused by its business trips. Emissions will be offset by high-quality climate protection projects. The Federal Government plans to purchase and permanently cancel a total of 203,630 Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) for 2015. Climate-friendly action – avoidance, reduction, offsetting – therefore continues to be a fixed feature of official travel. More than 100,000 CERs were already purchased and cancelled in 2014. Federal Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks said: “The less we fly, the better it is for the environment and climate. But where it is unavoidable, it can be helpful to offset the CO2 emissions which are produced. We are again calling upon national and international providers to offer carbon credits from high-standard climate protection projects".