Displays CO2 emissions on top of the Google Flights website, with the option of buying carbon offsets.
For anyone that travels a lot by plane, the emissions from their flights is likely to be the biggest part of their CO2 footprint. It’s always better to avoid a flight when possible, but this tool can help you make better decisions in the cases where you still decide to travel.
Carbon offsets aim to reduce or remove an equivalent amount of greenhouse gases by other means. While this is not as reliable as not emitting greenhouse gases in the first place, it’s a good option to buy carbon offsets when it’s not possible to reduce your own emissions.
The data displayed in this extension comes from https://www.goclimateneutral.org/ – no affiliation, we just think they provide a good service.
For more information on how GoClimateNeutral calculates the CO2 footprint of your flight, see https://www.goclimateneutral.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Calculations-in-GoClimateNeutral-Flight-Footprint-API.pdf .
We do not make any money off this service – we just hope to help the planet!