Delta announces $1bn plan to be first carbon neutral airline

Irish Times | Feb 14, 2020 at 5:26 PM
  • Delta announced an ambitious plan on Friday to become the first US airline to go carbon neutral, committing $1 billion (€923 million) over the next 10 years to mitigate all emissions from its global business.
  • The move by Delta will put pressure on other airlines to follow suit at a time when the United Nations is warning that aircraft emissions of carbon dioxide will triple by 2050.
  • Carbon dioxide emitted by airlines increased by 32 per cent from 2013 to 2018.