What We Do and How It Works
What is carbon offsetting?
We are all responsible for carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. Large amounts come from fossil fuels used for travel, power and heating and from making the goods and services we all use. Individuals and organizations can offset their carbon emissions by supporting activities that have either reduced or no emissions, or that capture the gases released by others.
Carbon offsetting is a multinational, multibillion dollar market.
PopOffsets is simply the most cost-effective and environmentally beneficial way of offsetting greenhouse gas emissions.
So what is PopOffsets doing?
PopOffsets gives grants for projects providing family planning services. We share these funds between developed and developing countries. Industrialized countries have high emissions per capita, while developing countries have high birth rates and rising standards of living and emissions. Unwanted pregnancies must be reduced throughout the world.
The evidence is conclusive: the more slowly a country's population grows, the faster the nation develops economically. All development programmes will ultimately fail if human numbers keep rising indefinitely.
Many organizations provide carbon offset schemes. Offsetting carbon by building a hydroelectric dam and flooding a valley, for example, affects wildlife habitat and has other environmental impacts. Meanwhile population growth increases the demand for energy: it's lose - lose!
PopOffsets helps you to offset your footprint by helping others to avoid unplanned pregnancies with no environmental downside: it's win - win!
Incidentally, supporting PopOffsets also sends a strong message to decision-makers that it's time to address the population issue wisely, democratically and compassionately.