Voorlopig nog bedoeld als aanmoediging, maar zou dit in de toekomst de standaard kunnen worden?quote:Swedish fintech company Doconomy has launched the world’s first credit card that monitors purchases by their carbon emissions – and puts a cap on spending based on a user’s impact on the climate. Samuel Ballard reports
Doconomy’s card, Do Black, has been created in partnership with Mastercard, and aims to support the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to encourage global climate action. By 2030, it wants to cut carbon emissions in half.
How will Doconomy help people achieve this? By setting monthly CO2 limits – ensuring your carbon footprint is cut by 50 per cent – it will literally deny cardholders from spending once they have used up their allowance. (Every purchase has a carbon footprint attached, which is displayed on the Doconomy app.)
The company states: “Instead of introducing a premium credit card with benefits that typically encourages further consumption, Do Black only has one essential feature – a carbon limit. The core purpose is the ability, not only to measure the impact of your consumption, but also to bring it to a direct halt.”
According to the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, the average Swedish person is responsible for producing ten metric tonnes of CO2 greenhouse gases a year, of which 60 per cent is linked to consumption.
Do Black will also ask its users if they wish to offset their carbon footprint through green projects certified by the UN.