Climate change is one of the largest environmental challenges our planet is facing.
Aviation's contribution to man-made greenhouse gas emissions is between 2 and 3%. However, growth in global air graffic over the coming decades will increase aviation's contribution if no action is taken.
INDUSTRY COMMITMENT TO CO2- NEUTRAL GROWTH FROM 2020
Air France-KLM supports the sector's global commitment to make a fair contribution in the collective effort to reduce CO2 emissions related to air transport. IN 2009, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) set an ambitious worldwide commitment:
- 1,5% average annual fuel efficiency improvement until 2020 (excluding economic measures);
- Carbon neutral growth from 2020 onwards;
- A reduction in net aviation CO2 emissions of 50% by 2050, relative to 2005 levels.
AIR FRANCE-KLM COMMITMENT:
Air France-KLM aims to minimize its impact on the evironment, and has set the target to reduce CO2 emissions by 20% by 2020, as compared to 2011. To achieve this ambition, a diverse set of measures has been laid out, focusing mainly on fleet renewal, operational efficieny, sutainable biofuels, and carbon offestting.
Flights: 20% reduction CO2 emissions by 2020 compared to 2011 (tons/km)
Operations: 20% energy efficiency improvement by 2020 compared to 2011.
To achieve this ambition, a diverse set of measures has been laid out, focusing mainly on fleet renewal, operational efficiency, sustainable biofuels, and carbon offsetting.
Thoses measures combined to reduce the Group specific fuel consumption (and so, CO2 emissions) to reach in 2014:
- 3,45 liters per 100 km per passenger
- and CO2 86 g per passenger per km