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CO2Compensation

With the BOKU climate mitigation projects

If you want to compensate as a company, please contact: co2.kompensation@boku.ac.at
Please let us know the following information:

  • Amount of CO2 in tons of CO2 equivalent that you want to offset
  • The climate protection projectof your choice
  • The billing address of the company
  • The UID-number
You will then receive a donation invoice from us and, after the money has been transferred, a certificate of compensation. Based on the invoice, you can then claim the compensation payment as an expense of your company, which is therefore tax-effective.
You can then communicate that you have “compensated your emissions with BOKU climate protection projects” amounting to XY tons of CO2 equivalents. Please also link our website!

CO2Compensation

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Your donation is a donation to a university and serves research purposes. It is therefore deductible from income tax. For private individuals, monetary donations are deductible up to 10% of the annual income. For companies, monetary donations are deductible up to 10% of the annual profit.

If you would like your donation to be automatically forwarded to the tax office, please confirm the relevant field in the compensation input mask. Please also state your date of birthand your name (exact wording as in the passport).

Yes – a standing order is definitely possible. You would have to set this up yourself.
 
The bank details are:
Recipient: University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
Bank: Raiffeisenlandesbank NÖ-Wien AG
IBAN: AT483200001800500512
BIC: RLNWATWW
 
Please enter your date of birth, date of birthand your name your name and the selected climate protection project climate protection project as reference:

eg. First name_Last name_01/01/2000_Colombia

You can then keep this the same for each month.

  • If your online banking system does not allow underscores, you can simply replace them with spaces.
  • If you would like to leave the project selection to BOKU, simply indicate BOKU
If you would like to receive a donation confirmation every year, please send an email to: co2.kompensation@boku.ac.at
and provide us with the above data. 

Depending on the type of project, 90 to 100% of the donations flow directly into the BOKU climate protection projects and a maximum of 10% are used for administrative costs. This is made possible because the majority of the running costs for the administration of the compensation system are borne by the university.

All financial transactions of the BOKU CO2compensation system are checked several times. On the one hand, the donation goes directly to an account at the university, which is subject to the usual financial checks. On the other hand, all income and expenses of the BOKU CO2compensation system are controlled by the advisory board. In addition, the Center for Global Change and Sustainability,which administers the system, is committed to transparency and publishes all income and expenditure on the system's homepage. In addition, the operators of the BOKU climate protection projects (BOKU institutes and partners) must regularly account for the use of the donations received. These reports are also carefully checked by the Advisory Board.
There is no provision for offsetting CO2 savings against obligations in connection with the eco-social tax reform. Savings, such as those from the BOKU climate protection projects, have no "market value" in the sense of national CO2pricing. The declared goal of the CO2price is to put a price on CO2 emissions and thus strengthen climate-friendly behavior in competition. This means that a price on CO2 makes CO2-intensive products and behaviors more expensive in relation to climate-friendly variants and clean technologies become more competitive.For this reason, the federal government is introducing a price for climate-damaging emissions for the year 2022, in accordance with the government program, while at the same time relieving companies and private households.The legal basis is currently being created for the establishment of a national emissions trading system in those sectors that are not already subject to European emissions trading.

You can read a detailed explanation of the calculation basis for greenhouse gas emissions from flights here .

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