Making it easier for passengers to make carbon-informed decisions and to help address their carbon footprints

At Norwegian, we continuously work to reduce our environmental impact. As one part of our broader sustainability program, we make it easy for our passengers to understand the carbon emissions associated with their flights and to help address their related carbon footprints by supporting climate solutions. This service is hosted by CHOOOSE, a Norwegian climate-tech software provider.

By opting in during the check-out process, passengers can voluntarily support carbon projects certified by the United Nations, Verra, and the Gold Standard. Norwegian will continue to expand the projects we make available to our customers as this program grows.

You can read more about the projects we currently support below.

Forest management project in Peru

On the edge of the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest, three indigenous communities and over 30 high-conservation value species live in 591,851 hectares of landscape threatened by illegal mining, logging, ‘slash and burn’ agriculture, and infrastructure development.

 

This project addresses the local, economic drivers of deforestation and forest degradation by supporting the development of socially inclusive farming, land-use capacity building, and improved forest protection and surveillance of natural resources. Through conservation, protecting the rainforest ecosystem, and scaling up sustainable community forest management, the project significantly reduces global emissions.

 

The measurable greenhouse gas impact of this project is certified to the VCS by Verra.

Tambopata - Vintage: 2015; Registry page.

Costa Rica Wind Project

This renewable wind project is implemented by Alisios Holdings S.A., and it delivers clean energy to the Costa Rican grid. The project helps to reduce carbon emissions by replacing fossil-fuel based alternatives.

The project entails four new power plants, and through this, helps to foster new jobs for the local community in addition to providing climate impact.

The measurable greenhouse gas impact of this project is certified to the VCS by Verra.

Alisios Costa Rica - Vintage 2019; Registry Page.

Peatland project in Indonesia

This project will restore more than 22,922 hectares of peatland rainforest in the Merang biodiversity zone in Indonesia, one of the largest and deepest peat swamp areas in South Sumatra.

Funds are used to rehabilitate and protect this critical ecosystem, preventing the release of significant volumes of emissions, in addition to creating a conservation area for hundreds of unique and endangered species such as the Sumatran Tiger. This project focuses on working with surrounding villages through a community development fund, which supports community-selected projects in addition to new livelihood opportunities that help reduce the drivers of deforestation and wildlife poaching.

The measurable greenhouse gas impact of this project is certified to the VCS and CCB by Verra.

Sumatra Merang - Vintage 2019; Registry page. 

 

Carbon offsetting is a mechanism that enables individuals and organisations to advance climate action by supporting certified third-party projects that contribute to the reduction or removal of GHG emissions.
While carbon offsetting does not reduce the emissions impact of your activities, it does allow you to support meaningful climate action around the globe.

When people or organisations offset their carbon footprints, funds paid are used to purchase verified carbon offsets (in an amount equivalent to that of their estimated carbon footprint) from projects that reduce or remove greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The price paid is the total cost to deliver the carbon offsets.

The price of a carbon offset is influenced by several factors. The primary driver of the price is the direct costs associated with the carbon reduction or removal project, which depends on its type, scale, and location. Further, co-benefits, buyer preferences, transaction costs, and project type availability can also affect the price. Organisations often select projects that align with their goals, customer base, or communities in which they operate, and so some project types are more popular and, therefore in higher demand than others due to these considerations.
When you offset through Norwegian's program, you are supporting a blended portfolio of projects, and you will pay a single price per tonne of carbon for supporting this portfolio. And so, the total price you pay depends on this price per tonne and then the amount of carbon you are offsetting (i.e., the estimated carbon footprint of your selected flight).