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Qantas pledges to slash emissions as number of environmentally conscious travelers grows

Qantas pledges to slash emissions as number of environmentally conscious travelers grows

(Reuters) - Qantas Airways ( QAN.AX ) pledged on Monday to slash its carbon emissions to net zero by 2050, which it said would make it only the second airline to do so, as a global push to combat climate change gathered momentum. “We’re doing this because it’s the responsible thing to do,” Qantas’ Chief Executive Alan Joyce said in a statement, calling

Qantas pledges zero net emissions by 2050

Qantas pledges zero net emissions by 2050

The airline announced on Monday it will cap its net emissions at 2020 levels, and that it will offset all growth in emissions from domestic and international operations from 2020, including across its Jetstar, QantasLink and Qantas Freight operations. Chief executive Alan Joyce said the pledge to achieve the 2050 goal will be achieved through fuel

'Greta Thunberg effect' driving growth in carbon offsetting

'Greta Thunberg effect' driving growth in carbon offsetting

Growing concern about the climate crisis and the “Greta Thunberg effect” are driving huge increases in individuals and businesses choosing to offset their emissions by investing in carbon-reducing projects in developing countries. NGOs and organisations involved in carbon offsetting have seen as much as a fourfold increase in investment from people