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Carbon Destruction

What is carbon destruction?

Since our launch in 2008, Sandbag has offered the public and businesses the chance to cancel emission allowances from the EU Emissions Trading System. Each one of these allowances is a permit to pollute one tonne of greenhouse gases (primarily carbon dioxide). The less of these allowances in circulation, the lower the total possible emissions of EU power plants and industry.

When an allowance is purchased, the President’s of the European Institutions receive an email letting them know that EU citizens care about how the EU fights climate change, and urging them to take action to make EU climate policy more ambitious.