Our impact so far

This impact is built by people like you – by individuals and businesses who take action and responsibility for the climate with us. These actions range from compensating carbon footprints with a few cents to offsetting with thousands of euros.

2 212 304 €

to carbon capture

460 158

carbon credits bought due to our overcompensation model

153 071 t

CO₂e estimated true climate impact

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Our impact in action

2 783 109

m² of rainforest protected

6 122 840

trees sequestering CO₂ all year round

1 275 591 600

cups of coffee saved

But we're not done yet

Together, we can solve the climate crisis. Let’s become carbon negative today.

The global average carbon footprint is 5,000 kg CO₂e per person.* This figure represents lots of people worldwide whose lives produce smaller emissions than this, and lots of people who produce greater emissions. If we want to stop global warming at the critical threshold of 1.5 degrees, we must all do our part to lower the average carbon footprint drastically — it must go down to 2,500 kg CO₂e by 2030, and to just 700 kg CO₂e by 2050.

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9 036

kg CO₂

Average annual carbon footprint of test takers on compensate.com



This is how much CO₂ there is in the atmosphere

2 500

kg CO₂

Sustainable annual global carbon footprint per person by 2030



This is the "safe" level of CO₂, if we want to keep global warming below 1°C

Why we compensate

The atmosphere is already full of excess carbon dioxide. To save the climate, we must minimize emissions and remove that extra CO2 from the atmosphere.

Think of the atmosphere as a glass and CO2 as water. We surpassed the safe level of water in 1987. Today, the glass is overflowing and we still pour more water in. All this causes havoc on the planet, and will only get worse. To solve the climate crisis, we need to turn off the tap and clean up the mess.

That's why #WeCompensate.