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Delta Air Lines commits $1 billion to go carbon neutral

Christian Fernsby |
Delta Air Lines said today that it will invest $1 billion over the next decade to mitigate all greenhouse gas emissions from its global business, starting March 1, 2020.

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The company intends to become the first airline in the world to go carbon neutral.

The airline said that over the next decade, it will spend $1 billion to drive innovation, advance clean air travel technologies, accelerate the reduction of carbon emissions, as well as establish new projects to mitigate the balance of emissions.

Delta said that through enterprise wide efforts, it plans to decrease the use of jet fuel and increase efficiency so as to reduce its carbon footprint.

This includes a fleet renewal program, improved flight operations, weight reduction, and increased development as well as use of sustainable aviation fuels.

The company will also invest in projects and technology to remove carbon emissions from the atmosphere such as through forestry, wetland restoration, grassland conservation, and marine and soil capture.

Delta plans to build coalitions with its employees, customers, suppliers, industry colleagues, investors and other stakeholders to advance carbon reduction and removal goals.

The Delta Environmental Sustainability Principles will guide its efforts to advance its path to carbon neutrality and overall sustainability, the airline noted.

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