254 tonnes of carbon offsets!

Starting last year, CNH Tours has been purchasing carbon offsets equivalent to the emissions generated by the in-country activities of our trips.   Galapagos, Antarctica, Okavango/Kalahari - we're doing our best to reduce the impact of your emissions while you are travelling with us.   

There are many agencies out there doing great work in carrying out carbon offset projects - but it's important to be sure that the one you choose to work with is serious and operates transparently.  There are always a few who are perhaps a little less rigorous in how they run their operations.  

After having evaluated several options, we chose to work with The Gold Standard. According to its website:

"Gold Standard was established in 2003 by WWF and other international NGOs to ensure projects that reduced carbon emissions featured the highest levels of environmental integrity and also contributed to sustainable development. With the adoption of the Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals, we launched a best practice standard for climate and sustainable development interventions, Gold Standard for the Global Global Goals, to maximise impact, creating value for people around the world and the planet we share."

The Gold Standard has received support from a variety of sources, including:

  • Governments of Australia, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland
  • European Union, United Nations Development Program, United Nations Climate Change Convention Framework
  • World Bank, InterAmerican Development Bank
  • World Wildlife Fund, Goldman Sachs, FairTrade
  • .... more


Given that list of august partners / supporters, we are confident in The Gold Standard's integrity. Every six months, we tabulate the number of guests that have travelled with us and purchase the equivalent carbon offsets.   Here's our latest certificate emitted by The Gold Standard:



The Gold Standards offers up a variety of specific projects to support when purchasing offsets.  We have chosen to purchase your offsets under the heading "Climate Portfolio - Variety of Projects" - giving the folks at The Gold Standard the freedom to allocate them where the need is greatest.  

For a detailed description on carbon offsets - what they are, how they work, why they're important, see our very own "Carbon Offsets 101 Illustrated Guide"


Galapagos:  We are TripAdvisor's Destination Expert

Antarctica:  Our expert has worked for 18 seasons in the region

Okavango / Kalahari / Vic Falls: Our trip was designed and is led by the National Geographic's "Champion of the Okavango", Dr. Karen Ross

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