Carbon Emissions Calculator

ICAO Carbon Emissions Calculator


ICAO has developed a methodology to calculate
 the carbon dioxide emissions from air travel for use in offset programmes.

The ICAO Carbon Emissions Calculator allows passengers to estimate the emissions attributed to their air travel. It is simple to use and requires only a limited amount of information from the user.

The methodology applies the best publicly available industry data to account for various factors such as aircraft types, route specific data, passenger load factors and cargo carried.

For additional information, please Contact us or refer FAQ or see the accompanying
methodology to the ICAO Carbon E​missions Calculator

Summary of the methodology used:

CO2 Emissions per passenger take into consideration the load factor and are based only on passenger operations (i.e. fuel burn associated with belly freight is not considered). The steps for the estimation of CO2 emissions per passenger:

Step 1: Estimation of the aircraft fuel burn

 

Step 2: Calculation of the passengers' fuel burn based on a passenger/freight factor which is derived from RTK data

 

Step 3: Calculation of seats occupied (assumption: all aircraft are entirely configured with economic seats). Seat occupied = Total seats * Load Factor

 

Step 4: CO2 emissions per passenger = (Passengers' fuel burn * 3.16) / Seat occupied


Note: for flights above 3000 km, CO2 emissions per passenger in premium cabin = 2 x CO2 emissions per passenger in economy


 
You can find your carbon footprint by entering your city of origin and destination.
 
If you have trouble viewing the Carbon Calculator, please click here.
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