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Delta to invest $1 billion to curb global air travel’s climate impact

By Tracy Rucinski, Reuters


Delta Airlines aims to become the first carbon-neutral airline and plans to invest $1 billion over the next ten years to limit its environmental impact.

  • The aviation industry accounts for roughly 2% of global carbon dioxide emissions
  • Airlines have made small scale changes such as plastic waste reduction due to demand by customers
  • Larger changes the airlines have made include using biofuels and purchasing more fuel-efficient aircraft
  • Delta plans to fund research involving clean air technologies, waste reductions, and carbon emissions reductions

The Climate Center offers carbon offsets for emissions from travel using a carbon calculator and then supporting carbon-reducing measures that are roughly equal to the carbon we emit.

Read More: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-climate-change-delta-air/delta-to-invest-1-billion-to-curb-global-air-travels-climate-impact-idUSKBN2081FY