February 1, 2023

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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines brings targets further in line with UN Paris Climate Agreement by also committing to Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi)

Amstelveen – WEBWIRE


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With each other with Air France-KLM and Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines introduced that it will be bringing its targets for lessening CO2 emissions in line with the UN Paris Local climate Arrangement. This arrangement aims to limit global warming to perfectly down below 2°C higher than pre-industrial ranges in order to battle the effect of local climate transform. “Very lately, a number of airways – together with KLM – dedicated to attaining Web Zero by 2050 beneath the IATA umbrella. This constitutes one more important facet of the Paris Settlement. We are now getting the subsequent, very important phase for the overall Air France-KLM Team. We are committing ourselves to the CO2 reduction route formulated by SBTi specifically for the airline industry. This will bring our targets further in line with the Paris Climate Arrangement,” suggests Pieter Elbers, CEO of KLM. 

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Air France-KLM, Air France and KLM have each and every signed a letter of intent in which the group declares its commitment to cooperating with the Science Centered Targets initiative (SBTi). Based mostly on scientifically substantiated targets to lower CO2 emissions and doing the job in session, a corresponding route will be established and validated. Pieter Elbers, CEO of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines: “The earth has distinct limits as to how we use our methods and the volume of emissions we create. In current a long time, we have worked difficult at a countrywide, European and world stage to cooperate, innovate and outline agreements. By setting up SBTi, we can additional cut down our CO2 emissions stage by phase in a transparent manner. Initiatives including fleet renewal, Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) and further more operational innovation and efficiency will empower us to realize the targets.” (see enclosed “KLM’s pathway in the direction of the Paris local climate goals”)

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Fly Responsibly

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In 2019, KLM launched its Fly Responsibly sustainability initiative, directed at reworking KLM into a a lot more sustainable airline. In addition to fleet renewal, scaling-up creation and use of SAF type the cornerstone of KLM’s technique. Cooperation and supportive policies are wanted to create a stage playing field on which SAF will become the standard. Elbers: “A productive, ambitious local climate policy hinges on cooperating perfectly with field get-togethers, understanding establishments and governments. Alongside one another, we need to get to solid agreements that really help the electricity transition.”

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Even with the enormous impact of Covid-19, sustainability has remained a major priority for KLM. In 2021, KLM additional the first of 25 new Embraer 195-E2 plane to its fleet. This plane emits 31% much less CO2 for every passenger than its predecessor. KLM also took component in trials involving sustainable taxiing and operated the world’s first professional flight run by a gasoline mixture containing synthetic kerosene.

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How does SBTi work?

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SBTi is a partnership between 4 NGOs and understanding establishments: the Carbon Disclosure Venture (CDP), Planet Assets Institute (WRI), UN International Compact and Globe Large Fund for Mother nature (WWF). SBTi allows non-public-sector organisations to established weather targets in line with the Paris Weather Agreement, based mostly on what science tells them is required to honour the settlement, and to give shorter and medium-time period targets concrete form. Doing the job with SBTi will enable KLM to step by step cut down its CO2 emissions for each passenger-kilometre. Right up until the targets for Air France-KLM are established and validated, KLM will go on to perform on its current ambitions for 2030.

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