Offset the environmental impact of your campervan road trip with ease!
Lucky Rentals has partnered with CarbonClick to make it easy for our customers to offset the carbon impact of the emissions generated while traveling around New Zealand. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for our customers to travel climate friendly around our beautiful country – and leave it that way!
How does it work?
- Select to add “Carbon Offset” of $30 to your hire when making a booking, at pick up or even drop off.
The carbon offset contribution purchases 0.5 of a carbon credit (approximate price as of October 2023) which represents 1,000 kilometers of emissions (being a week of travel on average). Multiple units can be selected to match the length of your hire or kilometres travelled if you decide to add to your booking at drop off.
- Lucky Rentals collects these carbon offset contributions from our customers and passes 100% of the funds across to CarbonClick
- CarbonClick uses your contributions to fund carbon offsetting projects in New Zealand and overseas.
Offset with Confidence
Your carbon offsetting supports projects that make a meaningful difference. Each one’s fully certified and validated by CarbonClick. In addition to selecting projects that are verified by a recognised registry, such as Gold Standard, CarbonClick reviews 7 criteria to ensure the project makes a real impact.
- Additionality: This is the most defining criterion. Simply put, it means the emission reduction can only happen due to the project being implemented in the first place. And without carbon finance, it would not have happened.
- Accuracy (over-crediting): The project’s emission removal or avoidance is accurately measured.
- Permanence: The projects store or remove carbon for a long period of time.
- Perverse incentives: The project or the income from selling the carbon credits issued by the project does not create a perverse incentive that leads to actions that could worsen the climate crisis (such as incentivising land owners to excessively harvest an existing forest if there is potential for its regeneration to qualify for the sale of carbon credits).
- Double counting: Ensuring project credits are only issued and counted once.
- Positive community impact: The project has additional co-benefits to improve social, economic and environmental outcomes in the local area. With this in mind, the project should align with at least three of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Common goals that projects contribute towards are No Poverty, Good Health and Wellbeing, Gender Equality, Clean Water and Sanitation, Climate Action and Affordable and Clean Energy.
- Monitoring and evaluation: The project has robust monitoring and verification policies to ensure it continues to meet requirements.
FAQs by CarbonClick
What are carbon emissions?
To put it simply, carbon emissions are the gases released into the air when we use energy sources like fossil fuels. These gases can cause the Earth to get warmer, which is a key driver for climate change.
What is a carbon credit?
A carbon credit is a unit of measurement used when carbon offsetting. It represents the avoidance or removal of one metric ton of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. The purchase of carbon credits is a financial incentive for the continuation and expansion of these projects, allowing them to make a tangible and measurable impact on the environment.
How does CarbonClick select its climate projects?
We put a great level of care into selecting the climate projects we source carbon credits from. In addition to selecting projects that are verified by a recognised registry, such as Gold Standard, CarbonClick applies our 7-Point Impact Check to ensure the project makes a meaningful difference to the planet and people.
For more information please visit www.carbonclick.com