Who we are

Climate change is our responsibility and stopping it is the most important task of our lifetime. We need more ambitious politics, responsible companies, and solutions for individuals to fight climate change. The most important thing is that the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere does not increase. Compensate is a non-profit foundation that was established to fight climate change together with people and companies.

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We need to remove carbon from the atmosphere

Humankind has for decades created carbon emissions by burning fossil fuels - oil, coal and natural gas. Now there is too much carbon in the atmosphere and as a result the climate is changing. That is why we need to radically cut our emissions. At the same time, we need to remove carbon from the atmosphere as well. This is possible, for example, by capturing carbon into forests or soil.

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Compensate's mission is to find the most effective ways to capture carbon and to help make our everyday life more responsible.

Reducing our carbon emissions is the primary way to fight climate change. As long as we are creating emissions, we should bear our responsibility and pay for carbon to be captured the same amount as we are creating. That is why we are creating a system that sets a price for the damage we are causing. The payments are used to repair the damage, ie. reducing the amount of carbon in the atmosphere.

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The foundation

Compensate's purpose is to prevent climate change and reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The foundation uses the compensation payments in full to purchasing emissions reduction units. Compensate foundation owns 100 % of Compensate non-profit operations Ltd which is responsible for the daily operations of the foundation.

The activities of the foundation or the limited liability company are not financed with the compensation payments. As our operations grow, we will charge a license fee from our partner companies which helps to secure the activities of the foundation.

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Compensate would not be here without the invaluable partners who have helped us in building our operations.

Transparency

To ensure transparency and reliability, we show our bank statements, certificates of the emission reduction units and their invoices.

We purchase emission reduction units with the compensation payments when our account has accumulated the required amount of money.

Frequently asked questions

Here you can find answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Carbon footprint

What does the term carbon negativity mean?
What does the term carbon footprint mean?
What is the most effective way to decrease one's carbon footprint?

CO2 Compensation

Why should I compensate my carbon emissions?
Is compensating greenwashing or just buying indulgances? Does it mean that I can fly more?
Does compensation even help when the emissions caused by my actions are already in the atmosphere?
What does an emission reduction project mean and are they certified?
What does an emission redution unit mean and how is the price determined?
What does overcompensation mean?
To what kind of carbon sink projects does Compensate channel the compensation payments to?
How is the amount of carbon captured by forests calculated?
What does additionality mean?
Will Compensate direct the compensation payments to other carbon capture mechanisms than forestation?
There is not enough land area for endless reforestation, what other measures are there to remove carbon from the atmosphere?

Compensate's principles

How does compensation actually work through Compensate?
Does Compensate cover its administrative costs with the compensation payments?
What other measures other than compensating does Compensate support to fight climate change?
What is Compensate and what is its target audience?

Webshop

What can you buy in the webshop?
How can I start compensating monthly?
How is my monthly payment used?
How can I cancel my monthly compensation subscription?
Can I do a single purchase instead of a monthly subscription?
Can I compensate on behalf of someone else?
What should I do if I am having troubles with my order or payment?
Why do I need to re-verify my identity / my compensation payment again?
Why do I need to take extra steps to verify my identity while beginning to compensate?
What is SCA?