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Monday 29 May 2017

IAG first to set carbon emissions targets

IAG chief Willie Walsh. Photo: Reuters
IAG chief Willie Walsh. Photo: Reuters
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IAG, the parent company of Aer Lingus and British Airways, is to become the first airline group worldwide to set its own carbon emissions targets, its chief executive Willie Walsh will say today.

The Group's carbon efficiency will improve from 95.4 grammes of CO2 per passenger kilometre last year to 87.3 by 2020.

At the Aviation Leadership Summit in Singapore today, Mr Walsh will say that the airline industry is the only sector that has agreed to reduce its net carbon emissions with the introduction of an emissions cap from 2020 and a 50pc cut by 2050.

Irish Independent

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