Norwegian Launches Sustainability Strategy To Cut CO2 Emissions By 45 percent

Norwegian has recently launched a new environmental sustainability strategy that will aim to cut the airline’s CO2 emissions by 45 percent. The airline will also target to recycle all single-use plastics and remove all non-recyclable plastics.

Norwegian will reduce carbon emissions by 45 percent per passenger kilometre (RPK) by 2030

Jacob Schram, Chief Executive, Norwegian, said, “At Norwegian we take our responsibility towards the environment seriously, and that is why we must look to the future and implement a strategy that produces immediate and tangible benefits for the environment today. Norwegian will continue to instigate a positive change across the industry in this field that will benefit not only the environment but also our customers and our business.

He further added, “The low-cost business model is the sustainability model as it enables efficient energy and resource management. We commit to improve the carbon efficiency of our operations. This will be achieved through both fleet renewal and sustainable aviation fuels.”

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According to the International Panel on Climate Change, to limit global warming to 1.5°C, carbon emissions have to be reduced by 45 percent by 2030 compared to 2010 levels. 

Norwegian commits to utilising between 16 and 28 percent sustainable aviation fuels by the end of the decade. This will depend on the level of fleet renewal. This target amounts to up to 500 million litres sustainable aviation fuels by 2030.

To achieve this, it is also important to get in place a regulatory framework that actively rewards carbon efficiency. This will increase both the production and use of sustainable aviation fuel. The strategy will also include a 100 percent reduction of non-recyclable plastics by 2023. Apart from this, 100 percent recycling of single-use plastics will be carried out.

Furthermore, earlier last week the members of the Oneworld alliance pledged to go carbon neutral by 2050.

Also Read: ‘Say Hueque’ Becomes 100 Percent Carbon Free In Argentina


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