Delta has made a ten-year, $1 billion commitment to mitigate all emissions from its global business, starting next month.

The US carrier said it would become “the first carbon neutral airline globally”, with initiatives “driving innovation, advancing clean air travel technologies, accelerating the reduction of carbon emissions and waste, and establishing new projects to mitigate the balance of emissions”.

Delta said that the efforts would cover air and ground initiatives, stating that 98 per cent of the group’s emissions come from its aircraft.

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