The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has partnered with 4AIR to fund carbon-offset credits mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from its Business Aviation Convention andamp; Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in October. This puts the event on the path to becoming the world's largest carbon-neutral event.
Attendees will have the opportunity to vote on the CO2-reducing projects that will be supported by the carbon credits. The options include wind energy produced in Oklahoma, a forest management project in Massachusetts, and greenhouse gas emissions reduced in Florida during the production of materials used in automotive and aircraft manufacturing.
Carbon credits through 4AIR, which can be utilized for attendee travel to and from the convention, are verified through the American Carbon Registry, Climate Action Reserve, Verified Carbon Standard and The Gold Standard.
Ed Bolen, NBAA's president and CEO noted how proud NBAA is to hold the first and largest carbon-neutral event in the world, "This is another demonstration of our industry's efforts to take meaningful steps to combat climate change, and it adds to what will be an exciting show that has many new elements and will highlight the latest innovations in business aviation."