Ecological Footprint

Because we care - PAS offers climate-neutral flying

Those who fly climate neutrally make a concrete and direct contribution to climate protection. We at PAS - Professional Aviation Solutions are proud to offer this option to our clients. Our partner for the CO2 compensation is the company ClimatePartner located in the south of Germany. Numerous considerable enterprises trust in the expertise of this professional offerer already.

All resulting CO2-Emissionen are computed and converted into recognized climatic protection strategies. The balance takes place by the investment into most different climatic protection projects. Think global, act local - at PAS, this credo is the basis for every action we take. "An ever faster advancing globalization is just as much an opportunity as the responsibility of all of us," says Birte Kipke, CEO at PAS. The three projects were therefore selected with great care: CO2 offsetting thus not only supports the global climate, but also makes an important contribution just where the aircraft broker himself is active. "I am aware that our aviation industry is heavily criticized, especially in the area of environmental protection. We live in a society that is massively characterized by high mobility and rapid technological progress. Global thinking and action, as well as cross-national or cross-continental exchange, often make this possible in the first place," says Birte Kipke. "We all move so much faster than we did 10 years ago. It remains to be seen whether this is good or bad. It is simply reality. But this is not a reason for resignation or even painting a dark picture, but the chance for each individual to do something. CO2 offsetting is only the logical and correct consequence of all the things we have been doing at PAS in the last years".

The projects

Forest Conservation in the Kasigau Wildlife Corridor, Kenya

This forest area is on the verge of massive deforestation and slash-and-burn. To protect the Kasigau Wildlife Corridor, rangers are being trained in the local population to guard and defend the area. In addition, there is a need for income opportunities for the local population in order to curb the overexploitation of nature. The project creates jobs in manufactories and small businesses, especially for women, and thus also makes a major contribution to gender equality.

In Environmental Finance's 8th Voluntary Carbon Market Ranking 2017, this project was named the best climate protection project.

Planting trees in Germany
Planting Trees
Planting Trees

Germany is one of the most densely wooded countries in the EU. But here, too, forests are clearly feeling the effects of climate change: forest fires, drought and heat weaken widespread tree species such as spruce, which with their shallow roots do not reach deeper, water-rich layers of the earth. Mixed forests, for example with oaks and pines, are more resilient to climate change. They tolerate heat and drought better and the risk of forest fires is lower. Therefore, PAS in co-operation with ClimatePartner supports the afforestation and the change of German forests.

Simple and free of charge: drinking water for Kenya

This project prepares drinking water and supplies families in rural Kenya with it. Contaminated water and lack of sanitation in sub-Saharan Africa lead to life-threatening diseases and 315,000 premature deaths per year. This makes lack of drinking water the second most frequent cause of death. To prevent this, many people boil their water with coal or wood on an open fire. This produces smoke, mostly inside closed rooms, which in turn causes dangerous respiratory diseases. The treated water from this project is drinkable for 72 hours, saves the population the money for firewood and the time for the often protracted wood procurement and avoids CO2 and other pollutants.