Carbon Footprint and offsetting – flights to/from and within Russian Federation

I have mixed views on carbon offsetting but for example purposes – based on recent travel.

Aeroflot have a useful carbon calculator (in English as well):

  • London – Moscow  one way (258.07 kg)
  • Moscow to Irkutsk one way (246.32kg)

So return flights from London to Irkutsk are 1008.78 kg / 1.01 tonnes. Carbon suggests some reforestation and clean energy projects for 1.01 tonnes ranging from approx £6 – £25 but if I chose to offset by a certain % of flight cost, I would prefer to donate to scientific and community projects in the geographical atmosphere I’m polluting and also into research into alternative fuel for aircraft / alternative ways of flying e.g.
Aeroflot Carbon Calculator screenshotAeroflot Carbon Calculator screenshot

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