Carbon offsetting has become very popular in recent years as a way of mitigating unavoidable carbon emissions from travel, mainly from aircraft. By purchasing carbon credits, travelers can take actionable steps to help balance out their carbon footprint.
For the past several months, Susana Vicente, Peninsula Papagayo’s Head of Sustainability, has been spearheading efforts to create a made in Costa Rica carbon offset program that improves the wellbeing of local communities.
“Thanks to our new partnership with FONAFIFO, Costa Rica’s acclaimed National Forestry Financing Fund, visitors to Peninsula Papagayo are now able to offset their travel emissions while contributing directly to increase forest cover in Costa Rica’s northern sector”, Susana said.
FONAFIFO is Costa Rica’s lauded National Forestry Financing Fund, recipient of the 2020 United Nations Global Climate Action. Operating under the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE), it was created in 1996 with the objective of funding innovative and integrative environmental solutions to combat climate change.