Kenya Airways launched its Carbon Offset Program that offers customers the opportunity to offset the Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions related to their flights.
The program has been developed in cooperation with International Air Transport Association-IATA.
The Nobel Prize winning, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) indicates that aviation contributes around 2% of man-made carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The carbon emissions have been known to contribute to climate change including global warming.
By Offsetting Carbon, one will contribute to the global efforts for reducing further air emissions and cleaning the environment hence help in meeting the challenge of climate change.
Kenya Airways Carbon Offset Program is QAS Approved
How Does Carbon Offset Work?
1. Book your ticket on www.kenya-airways.com
2. Accept to carbon offset on the payment page
"The inbuilt IATA carbon calculator is based on the ICAO methodology and enhanced with real airline data, using actual fuel burn, travel class, taking into consideration the load factor and weight for passengers and belly cargo for a given city pair. The calculator informs the passenger of the actual distance of the flight in question and calculates the level of emissions created by that flight per person. Furthermore, the passenger is being informed of the financial contribution devoted to environmental sustainability projects; this contribution is VOLUNTARY.
Kenya Airways collects carbon offset contributions on behalf of Passengers to be invested in high quality environmental projects that were identified to have a socio-economic impact and reduce carbon emission in developing countries.
The IATA Carbon Offset Program invests in UN-Approved Certified Emissions Reductions-CER projects and high quality VER projects generating high quality carbon credits. Kenya Airways will support projects within developing countries in line with the UN’s Cleaner Development Mechanisms-CDM
Click here for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Carbon Offset Program.
Click here to see the Project currently being supported.