U.S based travel planning startup kimkim partners with South Pole to offset every trip booked through its platform:
Fast-growing travel start-up kimkim has partnered with South Pole, global sustainability solutions provider and world's leading developer of emission reduction projects, to support meaningful climate change mitigation activities in a number of its international destinations.
The partnership offers kimkim's travelers the possibility to offset all of their travel-related carbon emissions, including international flights, by investing in verified emission reduction projects that contribute to the UN-led Sustainable Development Goals. These include a clean cookstove project in India, a forest protection project in Zimbabwe, and a biodiversity project in Peru.
“We believe it is imperative for those of us in the travel industry to take a leadership role in combatting the adverse environmental impacts generated by our businesses. This is why we are launching a new initiative in partnership with South Pole, our travelers, and local specialists to make every trip booked on kimkim 100% climate neutral. We hope this will inspire other businesses and travelers to confront the urgent challenge of combatting climate change," says Eric Chamberlain, Head of Destination Development, kimkim.
“We want to help ensure that today's booming travel trend translates into positive change, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. We are excited to work with kimkim to empower travelers to support the establishment, development and management of natural areas and local communities through our climate action projects," says Michael Malara, Corporate Sustainability & Sustainable Finance Expert, South Pole.
In just over ten years from now, nearly 2 billion people will be on the move, traveling to destinations all over the world. While the economic benefits of the travel and tourism sector are clear, it is also a significant contributor to climate change, contributing to approximately 8% of global GHG emissions.
The two organizations invite responsible travelers to address their carbon footprint and join Kimkim's climate neutrality initiative here.
More information on the emission reduction projects supported by kimkim
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