Towards more climate neutral aviation with CHOOOSE and Norwegian
At Norwegian, we work hard to reduce our environmental impact. We have partnered with the climate company CHOOOSE to make it easy for our passengers to offset their personal carbon footprint.
By opting in during the check-out process, passengers can voluntarily support CO2-reducing projects certified by the United Nations, Verra and the Gold Standard. Your contribution is funding projects that reduce carbon emissions in a verified way.
In collaboration with CHOOOSE, we have identified projects focusing on clean energy with measurable, long-term impact. Norwegian will continue to expand the projects we make available to our customers as this program grows. Below you can read more about the projects we are currently supporting:
Biodigesters programme in Indonesia
The Indonesia Domestic Biogas Programme installs biodigesters for rural households across Indonesia. The project helps replace the use of non-renewable firewood, charcoal and liquefied petroleum gas, which are currently Indonesian’s primary sources of cooking fuel. The biodigesters are fed with biowaste and produce clean biogas that is channelled directly to the cooking stoves. The project contributes to reducing CO2 emissions, minimizes indoor air pollution and supports the respiratory health of users.
The project is supported by NGO Hivos and the Dutch development agency. The measurable CO2 impact of this project is certified by the Gold Standard.
- More than 370,000 tonnes of CO2 have been avoided since the project started.
- More than 25,000 small-scale household biodigesters have been constructed, reaching more than 119,000 people.
- The project applies a circular economy concept that connects the use of organic waste, access to renewable energy and food security.
Land-based wind power in Sri Lanka
This 10 MW wind energy project harness wind power to generate clean energy. The windmills displace carbon-intensive fossil-fuel, by supplying electricity directly to the coastal belt of Sri Lanka. The project contributes to Sri Lanka’s economic growth, energy security, and expansion of clean energy. The measurable CO2 impact of this project is certified by the United Nations.
Wind power project in Mongolia
This 50 MW wind energy project harnesses wind power to generate clean energy, which is exported to the national electricity grid. The project activity will as such displace an equivalent amount of clean electricity that would otherwise have been generated by fossil fuels. As a result, the electricity supply in the nearby area indirectly improves, which directly and indirectly enhances the economy and quality of life of South Gobi. In addition, the project activity provides permanent and temporary employment opportunities within the project's vicinity.
The measurable greenhouse gas impact of this project is certified by Verra. The carbon credits issued by this project are eligible under the CORSIA scheme, a global market-based mechanism adopted by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to address CO2 emissions from international aviation.
Who is CHOOOSE?
CHOOOSE™ is a climate technology company based in Oslo, Norway. CHOOOSE builds digital tools so everyone, anywhere, can easily integrate climate action into everyday life and business. Together with its ecosystem of industry partners and individual supporters, the CHOOOSE platform is accelerating access and adoption of climate solutions across a range of key technologies – from nature-based solutions and renewable energy to carbon removal and Sustainable Aviation Fuel. Learn more at https://chooose.today/
Carbon offsetting is a climate action that enables you to address the CO2 emissions you cannot avoid by supporting projects that reduce and avoid CO2 elsewhere. When you choose to offset your flight during the check-out process, the funds are applied to sponsor a CO2 offset in an amount equal to or greater than your calculated carbon footprint. Said another way, carbon offsetting enables you to balance the carbon emissions released from your flight.
When you offset the carbon footprint from a flight, funds are applied to help support projects that reduce or capture carbon emissions in an amount equivalent to that of their calculated carbon footprint. A small portion of funds are used to support administrative costs required for delivering this program.
Carbon offsetting is performed by purchasing and retiring third-party verified carbon credits, which are units of emission reduction used in voluntary offsetting programs. Each carbon credit corresponds to 1,000 kg of CO2.
The carbon credits are certified by minimum one of the three primary, international carbon standards; Verified Carbon Units (VCU), certified by Verra; Verified Emission Reduction (VER) units, certified by the Gold Standard, and Certified Emissions Reduction (CER) units, certified by the Gold Standard and United Nations Clean Development Mechanism. Additionally, every project has undergone CHOOOSE's Carbon Project Due Diligence Process, with a focus on controlling for risk and assessing on-the-ground project stakeholders and community impacts.
For projects certified by the United Nations, Verra, and the Gold Standard, carbon offset pricing is determined by various criteria at the project level, such as project location, scale, technologies involved, social and environmental impacts enabled, financing conditions, as well as offer and demand on the global carbon markets. The Norwegian offsetting program delivers a single rate across all active projects in our portfolio.