15 June 2011

Kenya Airways launches carbon emission off-set programme and joins Climate Neutral Network

Kenya's flag carrier Kenya Airways has announced its participation in the Climate Neutral Network (CN Net), an initiative of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). CN Net is at the forefront of the movement towards a global transition to low carbon economies and societies.
In this cooperation with UNEP, the airline will have an opportunity to implement its existing strategies for reducing and offsetting greenhouse gas emissions. It will be granted access to climate neutral tools and resources and will be part of a forum for exchanging knowledge and best practice in addressing the causes of climate change.
Last month Kenya Airways launched a new voluntary Carbon offsetting tool aimed at providing a channel for its customers to contribute towards reducing the effect of carbon emissions by supporting environmental sustainability initiatives.
The initiative was developed in cooperation with International Air Transport Association (IATA) and allows the airline to offer its passengers the opportunity to participate directly in offsetting the Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions related to their flights.
The program is based on a Carbon Calculator Tool built into the airline’s online ticket booking process and through this it is now possible for a passenger to pay an additional amount in respect of carbon emissions related to that flight applied per person.

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