TheCompensators* believe in the following values, which guide our work:
TheCompensators* vision is a zero-carbon society that will help avoid dangerous climate change.
The mission of TheCompensators* is to raise awareness of climate change and to increase carbon consciousness. We have chosen three ways to pursue this mission:
- Creating a platform that empowers individuals to compensate for their emissions as a necessary addition to a low carbon lifestyle.
- Working for a better understanding of the European Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) in order to enable an informed debate on that topic.
- Fighting to change the EU ETS to achieve real CO2 emissions reduction.
Or, if you prefer a “story”:
We, TheCompensators*, got together united by a common vision of the zero-carbon society needed to avert dangerous climate change. We feel that each individual can and should contribute to achieving this goal by pursuing a low carbon life style and taking action where and when it is needed.
We focus on the European Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) which we have identified as a useful political and market tool to keep the CO2 emissions under control. The EU ETS is still far from being the tool to reduce CO2 emissions in any significant manner.
Therefore, we have created a platform that empowers individuals to compensate not only their emissions, but also those which the ETS is still over-allocating.
We do this based on our shared values of Empowerment, Perseverance, Independence, Sustainability and Transparency.