Delta Air Lines joins The Climate Registry

Delta Air Lines has lowered its carbon emissions by 7.6 million metric tons.
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Delta Air Lines has lowered its carbon emissions by 7.6 million metric tons.

Delta Air Lines Inc. has lowered its greenhouse gas emissions enough since 2005 to join The Climate Registry.

The Atlanta-based carrier reported Friday it lowered its annual absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 7.6 million metric tons since 2005 -- a 17 percent reduction. Delta also aims to better average fuel efficiency by 1.5 percent by 2020, stabilizing emissions with carbon neutral growth from 2020 and reducing net emissions by 50 percent by 2050, relative to 2005.

The Climate Registry is a non-profit organization that operates the only carbon footprint registry in North America. Members must undergo a rigorous verification of their greenhouse gas inventories by an external Verification Body in accordance with The Climate Registry’s General Reporting Protocol. SCS Global Services provided third-party verification for Delta.

From the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

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