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Positive Impact Travel | Trips 100% Carbon Offset

Support sustainable projects on your next adventure

All our trips are 100% carbon offset and will directly support renewable energy and reforestation projects across the world. You can take a step further and also offset the carbon emissions of your air travel.

Before mitigating carbon emission, it is important to take opportunities to reduce our footprint. Our active adventures often rely on our traveller’s own exertion to get from point A to point B; this is the case for many of our trekking itineraries which are already low carbon emitting. When crafting our trips, we choose the least carbon intensive transport and accommodation available in the region, whilst taking into account traveller safety. Notably, the cost of leaving a carbon offset footprint in the places we visit will not be passed onto travellers and instead will be absorbed by World Expeditions.

While all travel has unavoidable carbon emissions, we're continuing to take BIG steps to reduce our footprint and improve our operations.

How does mitigating carbon work?

It's really simple. First we calculate the emissions produced by your trip. Then we purchase carbon credits through the world’s largest and most awarded carbon project developer, South Pole, which are then put towards Positive Impact Projects. 1 carbon credit equates to 1 tonne of carbon. The projects we support aim to transition communities from fossil fuel dependency to renewable energy, as well as help protect and regenerate forests that capture and store carbon from the atmosphere.

How do I directly benefit the environment, communities and their economies?

At no additional cost to you, our adventures will offset the carbon emissions from your land travel to support a wind farm in Vietnam, a conservation project in Australia, a habitat protection project in Zimbabwe and a hydropower plant in China.

In addition, these projects support a range of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), such as alleviating poverty, providing clean water and sanitation and offering decent work and economic growth, all of which aim to achieve a better future for all.

The carbon credits invested into these projects therefore accelerate the transition to renewable energy sources for developing nations, as well as projects that benefit local communities and protect their biodiversity. These supported projects are based on internationally recognised standards and are third-party audited. 

If you also wish to offset your carbon footprint from your flight, you can opt-in to buy carbon credits that will be put towards supporting wind power projects in Turkey, China and India. 

Find out more about our Positive Impact Projects


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