First Climate is Ryanair’s partner for its voluntary carbon offset scheme. This program enables Ryanair passengers to donate to offset travel-related emissions when booking their flight with Ryanair.
The funds are used to support a project in Uganda which distributes energy efficient cookstoves to households in the Kampala region. It does so by offering technical and financial support to manufacturers and by promoting the new stove technology to raise demand and awareness in the local community.
To date, the project has enabled the commercialisation of more than 520,000 improved cookstoves. It has a major positive impact by contributing to climate change mitigation and improving the lives of local families.
The partnership, launched March 2019 as part of Ryanair’s Carbon Offset initiative will not only offset tonnes of carbon but will also help revitalise the ecology of the Monchique region. This project will support the restoration of important and unique forest habitats to the fire-devastated areas of Monchique in the Algarve.
Ryanair engaged in this environmental partnership in 2020 and to date, our involvement in the project has helped save 245,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions from going into the atmosphere. Ryanair’s Carbon Offset Scheme continues to provide funds to support the long-term maintenance of these boreholes.
Ryanair has made a conscious effort to partner with credible, change making sustainability projects and this partnership with Balikesir launched in 2020 as part of its commitment to supporting the Gold Standard’s offsetting initiatives, with the aim of reducing greenhouse gas emissions while continuing to be Europe’s greenest airline.
Ryanair’s involvement in the project has helped save 330,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions from entering the atmosphere so far.