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.