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New Year & New subject for Sustainable Tourism World: carbon negative travel with David Haaren, instigator from the Sail Transport Network (Vermont). David follows sustainable tourism world from the very beginning in 2012 and wants to collaborate with others interested in developing carbon-negative shipping for travel and freight.

I am very fascinated about carbon negative concept and thanks to  David expertise I am very happy to share and learn more about this topic. Starting from the beginning what does it mean Carbon negative?

Carbon negativity is the reduction of an entity’s carbon footprint to less than neutral, so that the entity in question has a net effect of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere rather than adding it.

Carbon-negative status can be achieved by a number of means, including greater carbon sequestration and obtaining carbon offsets from a third party, as well as engaging in activities that directly reduce that amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is an odorless, non-flammable gas composed of one atom of carbon and two atoms of oxygen. Among greenhouse gasses, carbon dioxide is the main driving force of the greenhouse effect.

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In David’s opinion sustainable tourism can help cultures to adjust to “carbon restraint” or the science of Green House Gases (GHGs). At first glance, tourism appears to be doomed because of the ridiculously large emissions from jet travel. The price of jet travel has gone down a lot in the last 25 years. Yet our climate seems to require that we all fly (and hence tour) less.
What to do? Can we utilize ships that rely on sails? Why not? How else? See the Sail transport network for inspiration!

Sara STW

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