NatEx offers carbon offsetting to passengers
National Express is now offering carbon offsetting as part of its booking process.
To offset their travel footprint, passengers can include climate action at checkout or visit a dedicated website when ordering a ticket. The offset programme is sourced and handled by the Norwegian climate and technology company CHOOOSE and will directly support projects that replace coal and oil with renewable energy to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.
“As we work to make our coach fleet zero-emission by 2035, our UK passengers can now choose to offset the currently unavoidable carbon emissions from their journey” – Chris Hardy, Managing Director, National Express UK Coach
Chris Hardy, Managing Director, National Express UK Coach, said: “We are proud to make one of the most sustainable ways to travel even better, by enabling our passengers to take impactful climate action every time they choose us. Travelling with National Express coach is already one of the greenest transport choices. As we work to make our coach fleet zero-emission by 2035, our UK passengers can now choose to offset the currently unavoidable carbon emissions from their journey via some of the best climate solutions around the world.
“We’re always looking for ways to make a great travel choice even better and we are leading the way in working towards making every coach ride emission-free. In the meantime, I hope these climate compensation options will be welcomed and used by our millions of passengers.”
The projects powering the National Express climate program are currently a clean cooking with biogas project in India, a landfill gas to renewable energy project in Ecuador and a wind-power project in Costa Rica. In addition to reducing global greenhouse emissions, the projects made available to National Express travellers contribute to multiple UN Sustainable Development Goals, which also create social benefits and improved living conditions for those hardest hit by climate change.