Responsible TourismNorwegian Cruise Line Holdings has its path to carbon neutrality all mapped out.

Signs Norwegian's getting serious about the climate

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The new strategies build on a previous commitment to reduce the carbon emissions rate industry-wide by 40% by 2030.
The new strategies build on a previous commitment to reduce the carbon emissions rate industry-wide by 40% by 2030. Photo Credit: Facebook/Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) has become in a growing group of travel business to roll out carbon offsetting programmes.

As part of its global Sail & Sustain programme, NCLH had previously signed the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) commitment to reduce the carbon emissions rate industry-wide by 40% by 2030 from a 2008 baseline.

The cruise line's long-term climate action strategy to reach carbon neutrality involves offsetting three million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions over three years starting 2021, reducing carbon intensity, and investing in new technology to drive this cause.

As nine new and more fuel-efficient vessels add to the fleet through 2027 — including the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands — ongoing investments in systems and technologies are set to further reduce NCLH's fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Similarly, Singapore Airlines announced its commitment to net zero emissions by 2050 starting this month, while travel management company FCM recently launched a programme to help clients neutralise the carbon impact arising from their business travel.

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