Paris – Yann Arthus-Bertrand, President of the GoodPlanet Foundation, and Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Total, today signed an agreement for a project to deploy 8,400 biodigesters in Telangana State, India, to improve the lives of 45,000 people and contribute tackling climate change. This voluntary carbon neutrality initiative, eligible for certified carbon credits, will avoid the emission of 50,000 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent a year for a period of 10 years. That is equivalent to all emissions generated by plane travel by Total employees.
- A strong, positive environmental impact, by limiting deforestation.
- An important social impact, by reducing or completely eliminating the time women and children spend gathering wood.
- Improved health and living conditions, especially for women and children, by reducing the risk of respiratory and eye infections caused by indoor air pollution.
- Reduced spending on fuel for cooking and synthetic fertilizers.
Total, the Climate and Carbon Emissions: An All-Encompassing Strategy
Total integrates climate issues into its strategy and is reducing the carbon intensity of its activities:
GoodPlanet, the Climate and Commitment to Voluntary Carbon Offsetting
As part of its public interest mission, the GoodPlanet Foundation has since 2006 been addressing climate disruption with additional initiatives:
The GoodPlanet Foundation and Yann Arthus-Bertrand offset all greenhouse gas emissions related to their activities.
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