Spain’s RTVE is working with non-profit organisation ECODES to offset almost 600 tonnes of carbon dioxide emitted during production of its TV programmes by reforesting parts of Galicia and the Amazonas. RTVE is measuring the carbon impact of its production through the “Albert” CO2 emissions calculator and trying to neutralise its impact through reduction plans and compensation projects. RTVE plans three environmental initiatives to neutralise almost 600 tonnes of carbon dioxide measured in 13 of its programmes, with an investment of €15,000 donated to ECODES at the end of 2022 from prizes obtained by the broadcaster. The carbon reduction initiatives include a cooperation with CO2 Revolution in Carballido to offset 141 tonnes of carbon dioxide by reforesting over 85 hectares of burnt bushland by 2023. RTVE will also contribute to The Evergreen REDD + to protect and reforest over 130,000 hectares of the Apui tropical forest in Brazil for 30 years, offsetting 261 tonnes of carbon dioxide, and a 15-year project in Uganda to provide 25,600 households with improved stoves that consume biomass, avoiding deforestation and offsetting 184 tonnes of CO2.
It is important that carbon credit schemes also benefit local communities.
The World Meteorological Organisation has stated that 193 countries have given unanimous backing to a scheme to monitor global greenhouse...