The Business Travel Association has pledged to work with carbon offset group Trees4Travel to cut global carbon emissions and build awareness of climate change.

The two organisations aim to raise awareness of sustainable business travel.

Trees4Travel will offer BTA members the ability to set CO2 allowances for corporate travel through a dedicated platform.

Travel managers will be able to monitor, audit and record a company’s business travel carbon levels and balance them with ecologically tree planting projects, designed to absorb and store carbon.

Trees4Travel is the first partner to join the BTA’s new Travel Start Up category.

They will work together to improve visibility for climate issues across the business travel community, and improve partner and customer understanding.

A number of joint events will kick off with a BTA ‘Planet Plan’ meeting tomorrow (Thursday).

BTA chief executive Clive Wratten said: “As we move towards getting business travel moving once more, it is crucial that our industry works diligently to reduce the impact it has on the world around us. We are delighted to be partnering with Trees4Travel and developing greater understanding and action as we enter the new era of mindful travel.”

Trees4Trave co-founder and chief executive Nico Nicholas said: “Our partnership will ensure more forests are maintained, thereby reducing CO2 levels in the air. This simple yet powerful act will help reverse the devastating effects of climate change, creating a safe and sustainable future for our planet.”