Delta Pledges $1 billion to Go Carbon
The move is fitting, considering the United Nations warned last year that there are only about 10 years left to take decisive action on climate change in order to 「avert catastrophe.
The airline said in a press release it plans to develop 「sustainable aviation fuels」 alongside partners Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels and Gevo, reduce fuel use in general by targeting waste management, and contribute to 「forestry [and] wetland restoration」 to rebuild ecosystems. The initiative is set to start at the beginning of next month.
「We will continue to use jet fuel for as far as the eye can see,」 Bastian said on CNBC’s show Squawk Box. 「We’ll be investing in technologies to reduce the impact of jet fuel, but I don’t ever see a future where we’ll eliminate jet fuel from our footprint.」
Bastin added Delta will continue to invest in technologies geared toward environmental sustainability. According to CNBC, Delta’s pledge is the most substantial climate proposal among its competitors.
In an effort of public transparency, the company, which is the largest airline in the U.S., also plans to share its goals and progress, while tracking its 「achievements through our robust governance structure.」 Delta has partnered with Global Citizen, a nonprofit organization, to help it reach United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.标签：