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Aviation and greenhouse gas emissions

Recent research of IDESAM commissioned by the alliance of Redd+ Brasil and Ideia Big Data shows that 70% of passengers consider that the offsetting of carbon emissions is a differential for an airline company

In 2018, IDESAM (the Institute for the Conservation and Sustainable Development of the Amazon) headed a study with iCS of an analysis of the challenges and opportunities for Brazil to enter the international mechanism (CORSIA - Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation) that seeks to reduce emissions from the airline sector. The study has now entered the second stage. Alongside the Big Data Institute, the survey "The opinion of consumers about the role of international civil aviation in combatting climate change" was conducted in the main Brazilian airports. 68% of respondents stated they would accept paying between 5 and 8 reais more for a ticket if they knew the funds would be used to offset flight emissions. In order to understand, 800 passengers from international flights were interviewed between April 1 and 10 this year.

"After the first stage of the work, in which a study was conducted to understand the emission profiles of each airline, and how much it would cost to offset them, among other issues, passengers were asked, for example, what they knew with respect to the relationship between the flight they were about to board and climate change, and if they could think of any airline with good sustainable practices – which nobody could answer. Young people and women are the most engaged and more willing to pay for the offset, as well as people belonging to class C," says Pedro Soares, the manager of climate change and REDD+ at IDESAM.

See the report in Folha de S. Paulo, Veja, Página 22 and ClimaInfo.

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