Feasibility study on compensation scenarios for the new and greener Erasmus+ programme 2021–2027
This report provides information for decision making concerning means to reduce the carbon footprint of the Erasmus+ Programme for education, training, youth and sport. It is based on the idea that the first step to decrease greenhouse gas emissions is to measure the carbon footprint of the activities, then implement possible measures to reduce the carbon footprint and finally compensate the remaining carbon footprint.
The report includes
- an analysis of the greenhouse gas emissions produced by flights related to Erasmus+ mobilities during the call years 2016, 2017 and 2018,
- scenarios of future greenhouse gas emission,
- an analysis of the compensation market and
- a proposal of viable compensation scheme options and approaches.
Moreover, the report includes general recommendations to reduce the carbon footprint of the Programme promoting overall green practices and decreasing the share of flights as a means of transport.