CO2IN is a tool that enables individuals, companies and municipalities to engage in the fight against climate change. Through a mobile application, users can purchase and send tokens that prevent the emission of greenhouse gases into the air.
Limiting global warming is nowadays considered to be the most important task for humanity as a whole. European Union member states have set themselves the long-term goals of achieving climate neutrality by 2050 and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030. The United States have now undertaken a similar commitment. The CO2IN project is also intended to contribute towards achieving these goals.
A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gases (including carbon dioxide) that are generated by human actions. The average carbon footprint of EU-27 was equal to 6.7 tonnes of CO2 per person in 2019. The majority of the emissions originate from production activities. The member states of the EU-27 emitted 0.26 tonnes CO2 per person more to produce exports in goods, than it avoided by importing goods and services. The values pre-filled in the form correspond to the average values applicable to citizens of the Czech Republic and should be replaced by data relevant to the person filling in.
Times are bad. The Kremlin has unleashed a trade war against the EU and its main symbolic weapon has become energy. The Czech Republic's dependence on Russian fossil fuels is among the highest in Europe. The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MIT) has not yet exhausted all options to deal with the impact of Russia's pressure war on the EU. What are the remaining ones?
The development of renewable energy sources in Czechia has been stagnating for a long time. This points to one dangerous feature of the prevailing Czech attitude towards the European Union. Until we agree on a target, we will not do a thing. The Czech EU presidency, given Russia's continuing consumption of fossil fuels, gives us an opportune opportunity to abandon the prospect of targets and finally start to implement change.
When gas and electricity prices started to rise sharply last spring, we weren't paying attention. At that time, Putin launched an attack against the democratic world in order to weaken the EU. The Russian invasion of Ukraine is not only an attack on Ukraine, but also an attack on democratic Europe and on us Europeans. We have ignored this clear signal and have instead engaged in polemics with those who have helped to spread the Kremlin's smokescreen. We will be dealing with the consequences for a long time to come.
We have put together some commonly asked questions to give you more information about CO2IN.
Who can register for a CO2IN account?
You must be at least 15 years old and have permanent residence in one of the supported European countries.
How to sign up for a CO2IN account?
CO2IN registration for physical persons is done in the app. First, download the CO2IN app to your smartphone from either the Play Store, or the AppStore. Open the app and select Sign up. During registration, you will input your full name, email and phone number. You will save your password and PIN code. To use our Services, you will digitally sign a contract with us. That’s it! Registration should not take longer than 2 minutes!