Whenever i take a flight historically i would just see how much the airlines website would charge me to carbon offset my ticket. Then once all booked and paid for go to the woodlands trust website and round up the cost and buy the required amount of trees. However next year im planning on going to tokyo via dubai flying with emirates airline. They may have a similar programme to say the cost of offsetting but ive not found it yet.
So across several websites the general consensus is that i will incur 5t of carbon. Again using various websites the cost to offset this varies from £30 to £180. So im wondering does anybody have a actual clue as to what i should pay and whats best to spend it on. Is there an industry set level of cost to carbon? Or do charities and associated companies simply make it up in order to get my cash.