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Dealing with 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 has been implementing a variety of measures designed to reduce CO2 emissions, such as replacing older planes with more fuel-efficient aircraft and supporting the development of SAF. In addition, we will purchase various carbon credits designated by ICAO in March 2020. Carbon credits can be purchased from operators in industries other than aviation that have not used up their quotas, and this will help cut global carbon emissions efficiently. The JAL Group will work together with other industries to reduce carbon emissions by selecting and purchasing carbon credits.

JAL Carbon Offsetting

Carbon offsetting is the program of absorbing or reducing CO2 emissions in another location.In response to customers with a high degree of interest in protecting the environment and preventing global warming, we now offer "JAL Carbon Offsets" as a means of offsetting the CO2 emissions from flying on our aircraft.

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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