Carb on, carb off: China Airlines helps passengers go carbon neutral

China Airlines has announced an “ECO TRAVEL Carbon Offsetting” service that allows travellers to learn about the carbon footprint and emissions generated during their flight. Travellers can now also achieve “carbon neutrality” and “zero carbon” when they fly by volunteering to take part in carbon offsetting.

In partnership with UK environmental organization ClimateCare, China Airlines now offers an online carbon footprint calculator that lets travellers calculate their personal CO2 emissions when they book a flight through the CAL website. Travellers can then make their journey effectively carbon neutral by offsetting their carbon footprint with environmentally friendly and sustainable carbon reduction projects offered by ClimateCare.

Travellers’ participation in international sustainability initiatives allows them to become an active part of the global effort to ensure the environmental sustainability of planet Earth.

Committed to corporate social responsibility, China Airlines continues to fight climate change through environmental, energy conservation and carbon reduction initiatives. In 2015, China Airlines became the first carrier in Taiwan to calculate the carbon footprint for each passenger and tonne of freight using actual operational results and parameters in accordance with the carbon footprint calculation guidelines issued by the ICAO and IATA.

The CAL Corporate Administration and Training Building have received the “Diamond-rated” green building mark by the Ministry of the Interior, while active efforts are also being made to conserve fuel and reduce carbon emissions for flight operations. Sustainable alternative fuel was also used for the ferrying of new A350 aircraft, making China Airlines the first Taiwanese carrier to use sustainable alternative fuels — a new milestone in carbon reduction for the Taiwanese aviation industry.

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