Carbon offset allow individuals and companies to invest in projects that contribute to the reduction of GHG emissions of CO2 in order to establish balance and reduce their carbon footprint. Carbon footprint represents the total amount of emissions of greenhouse gases generated directly and indirectly by an individual, organization, event or product. A carbon footprint is a measure of our impact on the environment and climate change, expressed in tons (or) of carbon dioxide equivalents. There are individual and national carbon footprint, but we can talk about the carbon footprint of households, organizations, sectors, etc.
Carbon offsets are used to reverse the inevitable CO2 emissions accommodation/hotels (or individual) can not be reduced and after undertaken energy efficiency measures and other activities. ('First reduce what you can, than offset the remainder')
Given that Montenegro is at the very beginning of the introduction of the low carbon and carbon neutrality concepts in the country and that there is still a strong need for an education and communication effort in this respect, both at private and public levels, but particularly within the tourism industry, the implementation of a pilot phase is recommended that would allow the authorities, and tourism sector to obtain feedback on the best way to set up a successful scheme for the long run. Read more
The pilot phase allows tourists visiting Montenegro to compensate their emission by investing in sustainable projects that contribute directly to the reduction of GHG emissions in the tourism sector. After measuring their carbon footprint using our carbon calculator, tourists are offered an opportunity to choose for which sustainable tourism project (solar boats, bicycle paths and solar benches/smart bus stops) in Montenegro they would like to donate. They can do it either via donation boxes placed in more than 30 locations: hotels (Hotel Splendid, Porto Montenegro, Hotel slovenska plaza, Hotel Palas, Hotel Castel lastva, Hotel Residence, Hotel Tara, Hotel Budva, Hotel amfora, Hotel Zabljak, Klinci Village resort-Luštica, Apartmani Utjeha, Ostojic konoba suza Evrope, tourist biros in Bar, Virpazar, Budva, Kotor, Risan, Cetinje, Herceg Novi, Plav, Rožaje, Plužine, Žabljak and visitor centers of NP ‘’Skadar lake’’ and NP’’Lovcen’’ or online.