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Offsetting in the Aviation Sector

Offsetting in the Aviation Sector

Evaluating voluntary offset programs of major airlines

Offsetting is seen as a mechanism that can contribute to curb the growing emissions from the aviation sector. This report  investigates the way air carriers currently engage in offsetting, with  a  focus  on  the  offset  project  types,  credits,  and  entities  involved. It consolidates evidence of offsetting practices from over 30 air carriers. The report is available for download.


Citation

Zelljadt, Elizabeth 2016: Offsetting in the Aviation Sector. Ecologic Institute, Berlin.

Language
English
Publisher
Year
2016
Dimension
23 pp.
Project ID
2587
Table of Contents

Introduction
1    Context of findings: the need for a transparent, robust registry
2    Spectrum of initiatives
3    Offsetting data – analysis of trends
3.1    Trends among project types
3.2    Project overlap – implications for future volumes
3.3    Project integrity – implications for future accounting and standardization
3.4    Next steps
4    Offset program and project profiles by carrier
Air France/KLM
Air New Zealand
British Airways
Cathay Pacific & DragonAir
Delta
Etihad
Japan Airways
Lufthansa Group
Qantas:
South African Airlines (and Mango)
Thai Air
United
Virgin Atlantic
5    Annex: Selected airlines’ emissions in recent years

Keywords
aviation, airplane, climate, indicator,