The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization established after World War II in 1945 to promote international cooperation and maintain international security.
The UN has 193 members, and its headquarters are in New York City. Its objectives also include promoting human rights, fostering social and economic development, protecting the environment and humanitarian aid. It is financed through contributions from its member states.
Is it possible to fly with a clear environmental conscience? And, if not, what is being done to make this a reality? We follow one couple's journey to find out where carbon offsetting donations from flights actually end up. We also get into the nitty-gritty of a new United Nations emissions deal for flying that has been criticized as being too weak to make a difference.