SriLankan Airlines has as joined the IATA (International Air Transport Association) Carbon Offset Program. From today, SriLankan Airlines’ passengers can opt to offset carbon emissions through projects that also improve life for communities in Sri Lanka.
The IATA represents 84% of total civil air traffic and its Carbon Offset Program is run in partnership with ClimateCare, offering a turnkey solution for airlines wanting to provide their customers with an opportunity to offset flight emissions. IATA ensure a robust calculation process and provides support to help airlines implement their offset programme. ClimateCare is responsible for sourcing and developing high quality carbon reduction projects that have relevance to each airline. It also provides materials and support to communicate the projects to maximise uptake.
Working alongside IATA, SriLankan Airlines has established a carbon offset functionality in the ticket reservation process which makes it easy for passengers to make a voluntary contribution to help compensate for carbon emissions generated by their flight.
Passengers who choose to offset are supporting small hydro projects in Sri Lanka that generate electricity for local communities. This replaces conventional fuel oil or diesel powered thermal stations, reducing a significant amount of CO2 emissions. It also improves the livelihood of local communities by providing clean reliable energy, creating employment and improving air quality.
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Airlines interested in joining the IATA scheme should contact Michael Schneider at SchneiderM@iata.org
To set up a similar offset programme for your industry contact ClimateCare on +44 (0)1865 591000
Remember: If you fly with an airline that doesn’t yet offer a carbon offset scheme you can still offset your flight emissions through our online Calculator.