ICAO Releases Carbon Emissions Calculator

19 June 2008: As part of its efforts to support the UN

Climate Neutral Initiative, the UN International Civil Aviation Organization

(ICAO) has released a web-based tool that identifies the carbon dioxide

emissions from a given flight.

Roberto Kobeh González, President of the ICAO Council, said

the tool, which is backed by the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO),

“responds to the wish of many travellers for a reliable and authoritative

method to estimate the carbon footprint of a flight, so they can choose the

programme best suited to offset the impact of their trips…” [ICAO press release]