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Natural Habitat Adventures to Offset Carbon Emissions for All Travelers

In honor of Earth Day on April 22, 2019, Natural Habitat Adventures, the world's first 100-percent carbon-neutral travel company, will now offset the carbon emissions stemming from all its guests’ air travel as of 2019 – effectively counteracting approximately 20,000 metric tons (roughly 40 million pounds) of CO2 in a single year. The decision is expected to boost the company’s...

“Sas Has Been Co2 Offsetting 1.5 Million Youth Tickets “

Over the past year, SAS has been CO2 offsetting all Youth Tickets, amounting to a total of almost 1.5 million tickets, an increase of five percent. The initiative is part of SAS’ ambition to promote more sustainable travel. Based on flight statistics and data, a corresponding quantity of CO2 emissions is compensated using emissions-reducing mechanisms linked to investments in other...

Blockchain’s aviation potential explored at inaugural ICAO-UAE Summit

The application of blockchain technology can be envisioned for almost all areas of the aviation system where complex and safety critical records are managed and updated, such as personnel licensing, aircraft maintenance, operational approvals, or cargo manifests. Another promising application of blockchain for aviation and governments concerns the methods we use to establish traveller identity. The organization of the ICAO-UAE Blockchain...

‘Ryanair is the new coal’: airline enters EU’s top 10 emitters list

Ryanair has become the first non-coal company to join Europe’s top 10 carbon emitters, according to EU figures. The Irish airline, which transports 130 million people a year, declared 9.9 megatonnes of greenhouse gas emissions in 2018, up 6.9% on last year and 49% over the last five years, according to data in the EU’s latest emissions trading system registry.... An...

United Arab Emirates to Host Blockchain Aviation Conference in Abu Dhabi

Increasing blockchain presence in aviation will form the focus of a dedicated conference in Abu Dhabi from April 2 to 4, official news portal Emirates News Agency confirmed in a press release on March 31. The aviation industry itself also continues to look into blockchain, one recent case involving NASA, which is considering applications of the technology in air traffic...

Lufthansa Group employees fly CO2 neutral on business trips

Business flights of the Lufthansa Group now CO2-neutral All official air travel for Lufthansa Group staff is now CO2-neutral, retroactively to 1 January 2019. In order to achieve this, CO2 emissions will be offset by the renowned Swiss climate protection foundation myclimate.... An excerpt from thenewsmarket

[SA] Legislation: Airlines ask for carbon tax exemption

The airline industry made a strong plea in Parliament to be exempted from the proposed carbon tax saying it will undermine its competitiveness, according to a BusinessLIVE report. The tax only applies to economic activities which emit greenhouse gases within SA and will therefore not apply to international airlines.... An excerpt from CredibleCarbon

[UK] Chancellor announces decarbonisation drive and £200m science funding

"Chancellor Philip Hammond has released details of his Spring Statement, including funding for science projects and initiatives designed to lower the UK’s carbon emissions. A series of measures designed to tackle the UK’s carbon emissions were also announced including efforts to help smaller businesses reduce their energy bills and carbon emissions... Another call to evidence on whether travel providers should be...

[ICAO] CORSIA implementation on course

Agreement was reached for the operationalization of TAB (Technical Advisory Body), a group of experts nominated by States with a mandate to make recommendations to the Council, regarding “eligible emissions units” for use by airlines in CORSIA.  The Council also approved the Emissions Units Criteria (EUC), which would be used by TAB to undertake the assessment of emissions unit programmes, and subsequently make recommendations on eligible units.  An open invitation will be issued on the ICAO CORSIA website, by which emissions unit programmes that wish to be considered by TAB for eligibility in CORSIA can apply.