Yeti Airlines says it has become Nepal’s first carbon-neutral carrier
May 3, 2019 08:26 AM NPT
KATHMANDU, May 3: Yeti Airlines has claimed to have become the first airline in Nepal, and most probably South Asia, to successfully reduce and offset its Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions of 2018, replicating the United Nation’s ‘Greening the Blue’ approach to climate neutrality.
“The airline underwent an independent carbon audit process facilitated by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) that calculated the airline’s total carbon emission and laid out plans to reduce and offset the same,” read a statement issued jointly by the Yeti Airlines and the UNDP on Thursday.
The audit revealed that Yeti Airlines produced 19,665 tons of CO2 equivalent emission in 2018 from its entire operations, including flights, vehicles and other facilities, it said. “This equals the amount of carbon sequestered by approximately 325,165 trees growing over 10 years.
The emission from its flight operations accounts for over 99.9% of its total GHG emissions,” read the statement.