IN CONVERSATION WITH BETTER PLACES: TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY IN CLIMATE ACTION
This session is part of the mini webinar series on measurement of GHG.
This conversation is with Saskia Griep, CEO of Better Places.
On the website, Better Places provides information about the carbon emissions of each destination and trip, including comparisons between flying, taking the train, and driving. For destinations within Europe, the default option promoted is to travel by car or train, and the website shows the difference in emissions between the options. Better Places also works with partners to reduce the emissions of land transport, by encouraging customers to take it easy and not cover too much ground in a single trip. Where possible Better Places avoids domestic flights. And each year it calculates the climate impact of all the trips sold and publishes an overview on the website. The overall goal for 2030 is to reduce green house gas emissions per person per day of all trips booked with 55% compared to 2019 levels.
The discussion will cover:
- How has your climate action developed?
- How do you approach measurement?
- What has the impact been on decarbonization?
- What has the impact been on regeneration?
- What advice would you give others considering a similar initiative?
Find out more here.
A series of case studies have been developed featuring the efforts of several signatories of the Glasgow Declaration to advance climate action with emphasis on their approaches towards measurement and its impacts on decarbonization and regeneration.
These conversations are being held to complement the “Overview of methodologies and tools to measure greenhouse gas emissions” released in March 2023.