GOL and MOSS: A Groundbreaking Partnership
For the first time in Latin America, you will be able to offset your flight’s carbon footprint with GOL and MOSS
On June 5th, GOL, the largest domestic airline in Brazil, and MOSS, the largest environmental carbon credit platform in the world, joined forces to announce to their customers a pioneering, one-of-a-kind initiative in the Latin American continent. Anyone who flies with GOL will have the opportunity to offset the greenhouse gas emissions associated with their flight by purchasing the MCO2 Token, MOSS’ tokenized carbon credit.
IN PRACTICE, HOW CAN I BUY CARBON CREDITS TO OFFSET MY EMISSIONS?
After purchasing their ticket, GOL customers will receive an email from the airline with a calculation of their trip’s emissions and how to offset them. If interested, the passenger will be redirected to MOSS’ website to purchase the MCO2 Token. After purchasing, customers will receive a certificate of how these emissions are being offset, including the project that the carbon credits originated from.
Each MCO2 Token purchased represents one ton of carbon equivalent that is no longer emitted into the atmosphere, as our carbon credits originate from rainforest conservation projects that offset tons of carbon dioxide. To learn more about these projects, click here.
For Eduardo Bernardes, VP of Commercial, Marketing and Customer Relations at GOL, “the partnership with MOSS for individual carbon offsetting establishes a new chapter in the national aviation market. It is a very significant launch that puts the company ahead of issues related to environmental preservation in the sector.”
For Luis Felipe Adaime, Founder and CEO of MOSS, the partnership is important for the environmental platform to be able to reach more and more people and more sustainable projects across the country and worldwide. “Since we created MOSS a year ago, we have allocated more than US$13 million to conservation projects in the Amazon Rainforest. Our partnership with GOL will help us reach more and more people and expand our activities with environmental preservation projects,” he says.
AVIATION AND GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS
Even though it is a sporadic and rare activity for a large part of the world population, according to the ICCT (International Council on Clean Transportation), commercial aviation was responsible for emitting 918 million tons of carbon into the atmosphere in 2018, being responsible for 2.4% of global carbon emissions (learn more in our blog). For this reason, GOL has been increasingly investing in actions that reduce its emissions, until reaching carbon neutral levels in 2050, a commitment established in a pioneering manner by the company in Latin America.
In addition to individual carbon offsets made by passengers, other actions taken by the company are the development of biofuels, search for efficiency gains in its operations, flight planning and execution best practices, and constant fleet renewal for more efficient aircrafts.
Soon, MOSS and GOL will offer another environmental project for customers to offset their carbon footprint, in addition to the existing ones focused on preserving the Amazon Rainforest. This is a reforestation project, supported by GOL, which aims to produce biofuels. The new project will also grant the customer the same digital certificate available today and the transaction will also take place through MOSS’ platform.
CAN I BUY MY CARBON CREDITS WITHOUT FLYING THROUGH GOL?
Today, any individual or company can purchase MCO2 Token, MOSS’ carbon credit, whether or not they have flown with GOL. If you want to know more about carbon credits and how to buy your MCO2, click here to see the step-by-step guide. Don’t waste time and join the biggest environmental platform on the planet!