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DGCA releases 2011 Carbon Footprint Report

DGCA releases 2011  Carbon Footprint Report
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation [DGCA] presented on Tuesday the 2011 Carbon Footprint Report for the Indian Aviation Industry, in line with India’s initiatives to address the climate change challenge.

The report was released at the 49th Conference of Directors General of Civil Aviation [DGCA], Asia Pacific Regions being held in New Delhi. Compiled for the first time in such a detailed format, the report was prepared in cooperation with the major airlines and airports of the country and with the support of the European Union/India Civil Aviation Cooperation Project is another milestone for the Indian Civil Aviation strategy of developing a sustainable aviation framework.

The carbon footprint of Indian scheduled airlines for domestic and international operations was 12,704,000 tonnes of CO2; a 6 per cent increase from 2010. The footprint of foreign airlines serving international destinations, based on fuel uplift from India, reached 3,623,000 tonnes of CO2. CO2 emissions from Indian scheduled airline operations as well as from foreign airlines to international destinations represent less than 1% of the country’s total CO2 emissions.
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