sustainable aviation fuel

Do Airline Climate Offsets Really Work? Here’s The Good News, And The Bad.

Traveling companies and the airlines their workers fly have taken a variety of approaches to mitigating environmental impact, from carbon offsets and credits to purchasing sustainable aviation fuel to longer-term projects like direct carbon sequestration. While carbon credits could eventually play an important role, right now a few dollars’ worth won’t change much, according to…

Sustainability Fees Crop Up As Questions Linger On Carbon Accounting

The cost of sustainability is beginning to hit corporate travel more directly.  Air France and KLM in January initiated a Sustainable Aviation Fuel surcharge on all tickets for flights departing France and the Netherlands. It ranges from 1 euro to 12 euros, based on distance flown and class of service. Isolated reports of hotel properties…

Reporter’s Notebook: GBTA Hosts A Rallying Cry For Decarbonizing Aviation

At its annual convention this month in Orlando, the Global Business Travel Association delivered on a promise to make sustainability a primary focus. It announced new initiatives for buyer and supplier members while speakers used the soapbox to implore the industry to leverage its enormous spending power to kickstart sustainable aviation fuel funding.  Sustainability encompasses…

Amex GBT To Announce Net-Zero Plan, Consulting Service As GBTA Takes On Sustainability

The world’s largest travel management company is taking its sustainability initiatives up a couple notches. American Express Global Business Travel plans to announce a commitment to science-based targets for its global operations and supply chain as “an interim step on its journey to net-zero emissions globally by 2050.” The company also will announce a consulting…

Reporter’s Notebook: Sustainability Stories

The steady stream of sustainability-related announcements this year became something of a deluge from all corners last month. It’s not only travel suppliers looking to enhance their green credibility. In growing numbers, corporate buyers and program managers appear ready to walk the walk. Click through to read about the latest corporate travel cutbacks from green-minded…

Biden Outlines A Plan For Cleaner Jet Fuel. But How Clean Would It Be?

By Hiroko Tabuchi, a climate reporter based in New York. At first glance, it’s a big step forward in curbing climate change. In a deal announced last week, the Biden administration and the airline industry agreed to an ambitious goal of replacing all jet fuel with sustainable alternatives by 2050, a target meant to drive…

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