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United Airlines Offers Cargo Customers Emissions Reporting

United Airlines has launched a business tool for corporate cargo customers to track and offset the emissions associated with their air freight accounts. Using CarbonChoice, cargo customers with large-scale, regular shipments on United can receive customized emissions reports with options to offset their company’s carbon footprint through the airline’s partner, … Read more »


United Airlines Launches Cargo Carbon Calculator

United Airlines, in partnership with Sustainable Travel International, has launched a cargo emissions and offset calculator that computes per capita carbon emissions for customers shipping via United Cargo. United says it is the only US-based carrier to offer the calculator to its customers. Using the calculator, cargo customers can input … Read more »


ICAO Grounds Aviation GHG Plan

The UN International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council failed to adopt a global, market-based measure to reduce carbon emissions from international aviation. Instead, the ICAO yesterday agreed to “have tools in place” by 2016 to develop a market-based measure and come up with a global aviation carbon management plan beginning … Read more »

Aviation Emissions Report Adds Urgency to GHG Plan

Aviation Emissions Report Adds Urgency to GHG Plan

Emissions trading offers the best and most cost-effective way of mitigating aviation emissions and climate impact by 2050, according to a report by Manchester Metropolitan University’s Centre for Air Transport and Environment (CATE). The least effective strategy is biofuels, using the assumptions of the UK Committee on Climate Change’s assessment … Read more »


Delta Reduces GHGs 18.4% Since 2005

Delta Air Lines has lowered its annual greenhouse gas emissions by 8.5 million metric tons, an 18.4 percent reduction since 2005, according to the airline’s 2012 GHG emission inventories verified by the Climate Registry. Delta says its focus on third-party verification aligns with the data integrity component of the International … Read more »

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GHG Plan Could Cost ‘Less than 0.5% of Total Airline Revenue’

The aviation industry can achieve its goal of carbon-neutral growth from 2020 by tapping into the available supply of carbon credits at a cost to the industry as low as $4 per metric ton of CO2, according to analysis published today from Bloomberg New Energy Finance and Environmental Defense Fund … Read more »

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Aviation GHG Plan ‘Only Has 50/50 Chance of Success’

A European negotiator says there’s only a 50 percent chance that talks on a greenhouse gas reduction plan for the aviation industry will succeed. European Parliament member Peter Liese of Germany led a delegation to meet with US officials last week, Reuters reports. Negotiators are scrambling to reach an agreement … Read more »


Airlines Call for Single Emissions Standard

The International Air Transport Association, which represents 85 percent of the world’s airline traffic, has adopted a resolution calling for a single, industry-wide market-based measure to manage and offset emissions. The IATA yesterday agreed to the Implementation of the Aviation Carbon-Neutral Growth CNG2020 Strategy resolution at its 69th general meeting … Read more »

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Airline Industry Favors Global Carbon Offsets

The International Air Transport Association yesterday said the industry prefers a global carbon offsetting system that involves buying carbon credits rather than an industry-wide cap-and-trade system, Reuters reports. A group of high-level aviation industry representatives from 17 countries is working with the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to develop … Read more »

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