National Express helps passengers take climate-positive action

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National Express is now offering carbon offsetting as an integrated part of its booking process for coach passengers.

“We are proud to make one of the most sustainable ways to travel even better, by enabling our passengers to take climate action every time they choose us. Travelling by 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”, said Chris Hardy, Managing Director of National Express UK Coach.

To offset their travel footprint, passengers can now 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 Choose, and National Express says it will directly support projects that replace coal and oil with renewable energy to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.

“We are delighted to partner with National Express on their journey towards zero-emission. Their comprehensive sustainability goals combined with already having the greenest coach fleet in the UK are solid proof of their environmental commitment and dedication to putting climate in the front seat of their operations’’, said Andreas Slettvoll, CEO of Choose.

Chris added “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 behind 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.