Program of Carbon compensation of Tap Portugal with IATA




National Company, Travel News


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23rd June, 2009

The airline based in Lisbon, Tap Portugal is considered to be the first airline to begin a program of Carbon Compensation which was developed by IATA. Tap Portugal commemorated on the 5th June 2009 on the World Environment Day launched the program to compensate for carbon dioxide (CO2) in partnership with IATA (International Air Transport Association). Tap Portugal in partnership with IATA offers to its passengers the chance to compensate CO2 emissions generated during their trips and contribute, by adhering to the program.

The Carbon compensation program of TAP Portugal is the first to be launched globally in association with IATA has developed a comprehensive program for the airline industry by proposing reliable and clear projects.  The website of Tap Portugal makes accessible all information relating to the amount of CO2 emitted per passenger per flight.

The compensation scheme developed by IATA calculates carbon emissions based on a methodology developed by the Organisation (ICAO International Civil Aviation). IATA runs the program to compensate the carbon of Tap Portugal. Tap Portugal program of Carbon compensation by IATA advises in the selection of projects and purchase carbon credits.

Source: Tap Portugal

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