Everything News Jobs Opportunities Events Products/Services
more
 
About
Go to Home
Sign Up Sign in

The Low Carbon Economy Ltd

30 Nov 2007 02:11:43

Options 'are available' for carbon-concerned travellers



Options 'are available' for carbon-concerned travellers
Many travellers do not appear to be concerned about their carbon footprint but there are numerous options available for those who are, according to a leading travel association.

Those choosing to fly can take advantage of a variety of carbon-offsetting schemes that have been launched within the aviation industry, explained Sean Tipton, spokesman for the Association of British Travel Agents.

At the same time, he highlighted Europe's high-speed rail network offers an alternative form of transport for anyone looking to reduce the environmental impact of their travel.

"People do say that they are concerned but if you look at the number of people flying; it's not dropping," Mr Tipton claimed.

"There are initiatives being set up by the industry, so that gives customers the option to offset if they wish," he added. "If you don't want to fly, rail is an increasingly attractive option."

Figures provided by the International Air Transport Association revealed that the aviation industry contributes two per cent of global carbon emissions, and twelve per cent of the transport sector's emissions.ADNFCR-1235-ID-18376880-ADNFCR


Discussion Thread  

 


The Low Carbon Economy Ltd Community



Related Items From Everyone


  1. According to a Middle East Solar Industry Association report launched today, the solar industry...

    23 Jan 2014
  2. Sustainable packaging made from plants is set to play a major role at the London Olympics but it...

    29 Jun 2012
  3. Technologies for effect storage of renewable energy sources

  4. The UK must dramatically increase its offshore wind capacity if it is to derive 15 per cent of...

    15 Apr 2009
  5. Though gas and electricity rates keep on rising, Brits are able to cut back on their utilities...

    05 Nov 2008



Go To Home

Resource Links

We're social: View Available Feeds Find out more! Leave us your feedback

RSS



We appreciate all feedback. Please leave as much or as little as you like about any aspect of this website.

If your message requires a response, please leave your email address.