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Carbon Footprint of ICCO Has Decreased

The carbon footprint of ICCO international has decreased by 14% compared to 2014.This volume has been offset with carbon credits from the Bagepalli Coolie Sangha biogas project. To reduce the same amount of CO2, in total 650 families have cooked on biogas for a year. And thereby not just cook on renewable energy but also improve their living conditions.

Carbon Footprint of ICCO Has Decreased

Throughout 2015 all ICCO regional offices and the Global Office in Utrecht (the Netherlands) have collected data on business travel, office use and commuting. FairClimateFund has merged this data and calculated the carbon emissions of these activities. The sum of all emissions, 1,805 tonnes of CO2e, is equivalent to driving 8.2 million kilometres by car, or the energy produced by a 2,3 Megawatt windmill that operates for 7.300 hours.

The majority of emissions, 73%, are caused by national and international flights. The second largest source of emissions is commuting to and from the office by car at 12%. Compared to 2014 the total emissions have decreased by 14%, mostly related to a decrease in flights booked by Global Office. Emissions from commuting have increased; probably this is related to the increased number of staff in the regional offices.