Would you like to offset your flights’ carbon emissions?
Taking another urgent step on the path to Sustainability and contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we have launched the Voluntary Carbon Emissions Offset Program that allows SATA’s passengers to offset carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions issued on their flights. Carbon offsetting is achieved by supporting projects that avoid creating new CO2 emissions or removing carbon from the atmosphere.
This program, developed in partnership with IATA (International Air Transport Association), uses reliable practices for calculating CO2 emissions, considering flight parameters, such as the route (origin/destination), distance traveled, transported cargo, number of passengers, booking class, fuel consumption, and aircraft type.
How it works
When booking, you can know your flight’s amount of CO2 emissions and how much you can offset. Select the Voluntary Carbon Offset Program option that will be added to your flight.
The amount of your compensation is calculated automatically, depending on the level of CO2 emitted by each flight. These levels are based on operational parameters.
Compensation for your flight's CO2 emissions will be invested in sustainable, UN-accredited projects.
“Eco-filter Guatemala Improved Stoves and Water Purification” Project.
This is the project that will offset your flight’s CO2 emissions!
In partnership with ClimateCare and Natural Capital Partners, this project aims to improve the health of families in Guatemala by reducing the time and money spent on purchasing fuel for cooking, as well as providing local populations with better access to safe drinking water. The project will provide improved high-quality stoves to replace traditional inefficient fires in rural areas and high-quality water purification devices (eco-filters) that will increase access to safe drinking water.
Thus, climate funding provides a vital incentive to this social project, mitigating the cut down of around 2,000 trees per day and contributing to a reduction of up to 200,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year.
It should be considered that in rural Guatemala, 55% of families do not have access to drinking water. The alternatives, boiling water or buying bottled water, are time-consuming, expensive and harm the planet. The consumption of firewood, which is used to boil and purify water, has contributed to the rampant loss of more than half of the country's forests in the last 50 years.
The “Eco-filter Guatemala Improved Stoves and Water Purification” program also contributes to 10 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Get detailed information about this project here.
In Portugal, there are still no projects eligible for voluntary carbon offsetting that are certified by the United Nations. As soon as these are available, it is our objective to support a project in the national territory, especially in the Azores, contributing to its Sustainability.
If you have questions about the program, check the Frequently Asked Questions provided by IATA.
Thank you for helping us fly more and more sustainably.