COM 09/12

MONTRÉAL, 8 June 2012 ─ Today, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) launched the iPhone and iPad app of its Carbon Emissions Calculator.

 

The ICAO Carbon Emissions Calculator is an impartial and internationally approved tool that computes the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from a given flight for use in carbon-offsetting programmes. The methodology used takes into account a range of variables such as aircraft type, route specific data, passenger load factors and cargo carried.

 

“As of today, anyone with a mobile device can calculate his or her carbon footprint on the go. The new ICAO Carbon Emissions Calculator app is the perfect tool to allow all of us to become more aware of our environmental footprint and of how we can individually and collectively make a difference,” said Raymond Benjamin, Secretary General of ICAO.

 

Available on the Internet since 2008, the ICAO Carbon Emissions Calculator is used worldwide by the general public and all UN agencies to compute their carbon footprint, whether from personal or work-related air travel.
 
The app for iPhones and iPads is available through iTunes and an android version will be available shortly.