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Engaging in Emissions Trading

At the general assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) convened in 2010, two aspirational global CO2 reduction goals were agreed on for the international aviation sector: 2% annual fuel efficiency improvement, and carbon neutral growth for international flights from 2020 onwards. Additionally, at the general assembly convened in 2016, the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA)was adopted. The scheme obliges airlines operating internationally to purchase or otherwise trade CO2 emissions rights from 2021 onwards for any amount exceeding the CO2 emission level of 2020.

* The base year has been revised to 2020.

Purchase of Carbon Credits

The JAL Group is implementing initiatives designed to reduce our CO2 emissions including upgrading to fuel-efficient aircraft and supporting the development and use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). In addition to these initiatives, we have been reducing our CO2 emissions by purchasing various emission credits designated in March 2020. These carbon credits are designed to help cut global CO2 emissions efficiently by allowing companies to purchase CO2 emission reductions made by companies in industries other than aviation. In future, the JAL Group will continue to select and purchase the above-mentioned credits and work together with other non-aviation industries to devise measures that will help further reduce CO2 emissions.

JAL Carbon Offsetting

Carbon offsets are a mechanism of compensating for CO2 emissions using carbon absorptions or reductions made elsewhere. In response from feedback from customers who have a keen interest in protecting the environment and preventing global warming, the JAL Group, in collaboration with blue dot green Inc., offers passengers the option to offset the CO2 emitted by the aircraft they fly on through our JAL Carbon Offsets program. JAL Carbon Offsets are also available from "Reservation Confirmation" page when booking International tickets.

-Logging Promotion Project in Oguni, Kumamoto prefecture
-Deforestation prevention project in Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve, Indonesia
-Logging Promotion Project of 4 towns in Hokkaido
-Improving hygiene environment by investing to water infrastructure in Africa

Customers may join the JAL Carbon Offsets program from the "Calculate CO2" button below.

External Assessment

Receives certificate of appreciation for cooperation with the Carbon Offset Program for the Tokyo 2020 Games

JAL supports the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's strategy to become “Zero Emission Tokyo*1, a sustainable city that eliminates carbon emissions, and has donated 30,0000 tons of carbon credits under the Tokyo Cap & Trade Program*2. On December 17, 2019, a ceremony was held to present letters of appreciation to 36 businesses, attended by Governor Yuriko Koike, who thanked them for their cooperation.
On the application of the Program from 2010, JAL has donated 30,000 tons of carbon credits from emission reductions exceeding those required under the Program(▲6%) at our new and old Haneda Maintenance Centers up till FY2014.

*1 “Zero Emission Tokyo” refers to the realization of "Tokyo Zero Carbon 4 Days in 2020" to offset all CO2 emissions across Tokyo during the four days of opening and closing ceremonies of the Tokyo 2020 Games and the “Carbon Offset Program for the Tokyo 2020 Games” launched by the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to offset CO2 emissions generated during the Games.

*2 The Cap-and-Trade Program of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government makes it mandatory for large-scale facilities to reduce their CO2 emissions, gives credits for emissions reductions exceeding those required under the Program, and allows the trading of emissions credits.(approx. 1200 businesses in Tokyo).

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