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How exactly does Compensate use your payments? How long do funds rest on Compensate’s bank account? Does someone get a percentage? With this blog post, we will answer all these questions – and maybe a few more!Read more
Compensate launched a month ago on Friday the 24th of April. The air in the main hall was thick with carbon dioxide and aspiration as almost 700 people were immersed into the world of Compensate at the University of Helsinki. After that day the weeks have flown by and trees have begun to green, but what exactly has happened after the launch?Read more
The non-profit Compensate Foundation, founded by Antero Vartia (a former member of the Finnish Parliament) wants to offer a new way to combat climate change. The Foundation, together with partner companies, provides concrete means to halt climate change, aiming at systemic and structural reform on a global scale: a carbon negative world where each of us can make a real difference with our consumer choices.Read more
Compensate's goal is to make carrying your share of climate responsibility as easy as it is to pay a VAT. Almost every time we consume something, we also generate emissions. But nothing justifies this dumping of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. That is why we should be able to pay, as a part of our everyday actions as consumers, for more carbon dioxide to be absorbed from the atmosphere than our emissions generate.Read more
Climate change is the greatest threat of our time and must be stopped. This is widely agreed. The debate becomes complicated when we talk about the actions we have to take. We often look for solutions we as individuals can distance ourselves from.Read more
Climate change is an indication that we’ve created a dysfunctional system. We have built a system that allows us to hurt others without facing the consequences. In economic terms: we have not set a price for the adverse side effects of our operations. If the sources of emissions were accountable for the damage they caused, we would not be facing anthropogenic climate change.Read more