Alex khajavi

1,329 views

Published on

0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
1,329
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
146
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
6
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Alex khajavi

  1. 1. Climate Change & Carbon Neutrality A Costa Rican Case Study brasil / april 2010
  2. 2. regional airline - central america creating destinations for rare experiences creating memorable experiences for travelers storytelling for travelers community social programs flight school, aviation & bio-fuel brasil / april 2010
  3. 3. brasil / april 2010
  4. 4. why we took action? •  our commitment to the environment and the communities we serve is vital to our values •  to motivate the costa rican tourism industry to take action, encouraged by our profitability and sustainable model •  be a catalyst so that other airlines would follow brasil / april 2010
  5. 5. Airline Operations a force - fuel efficiency improved of our 7% through flight plans and scheduling own - bio-fuel in all ground vehicles and equipment nature Admin Energy Use - energy efficiency training program - renewable power wind turbines brasil / april 2010
  6. 6. challenges of going c-neutral •  methods set by the Kyoto protocol are difficult to decipher and implement •  controversy – Costa Rica was able to get words into Kyoto Protocol for “avoided deforestation” – outlined in Article 12. – this wording was eliminated in implementation of Kyoto Protocol – pressure was to reduce, not to offset •  consumer knowledge - in 2003 most people did not understand or accept climate change brasil / april 2010
  7. 7. key attributes •  we decided that the following criteria was important to us: – keep it local – protection of bio-diversity and creation of natural corridors – social community benefits – transparency brasil / april 2010
  8. 8. •  Costa Rica’s National Fund for Forest Financing (FONAFIFO) -a government entity – period1995-2009 FONAFIFO incorporated more than 500.000 hectares of forests that directly benefited more than 11,000 families   multiple benefits in forestry protection   protects tourism destinations   conserves biodiversity   restores watersheds & soils   creates sustainable livelihoods brasil / april 2010
  9. 9. Bahía Drake
  10. 10. N Límite RF Golfo Dulce Límite PN Corcovado Bahía Drake Bosque
  11. 11. N Límite RF Golfo Dulce Límite PN Corcovado Bahía Drake Fincas Bosque
  12. 12. N Límite RF Golfo Dulce Límite PN Corcovado Bahía Drake Fincas Fincas con PSA Bosque PSA 2700 ha
  13. 13. N Límite RF Golfo Dulce Límite PN Corcovado Bahía Drake Fincas Fincas sin PSA Bosque Sin PSA 7000 ha
  14. 14. “the lack of resources has created the need to look for new sources to protect nature” Alvaro Ugalde Nature Air offsets •  004 - 4650 tons of carbon dioxide 2 •  005 – 5400 tons of carbon dioxide 2 •  006 – 5800 tons of carbon dioxide 2 •  007 – 6796 tons of carbon dioxide 2 •  008 – 7000 tons of carbon dioxide 2 •  009 – 6800 tons of carbon dioxide 2 brasil / april 2010
  15. 15. what have we achieved? – we challenged the aviation and tourism industry – we became a catalyst for change – we are part of the solution, not the problem – proven that sustainable business is profitable business – since 2004, 87 other companies have joined the FONAFIFO program brasil / april 2010
  16. 16. what can happen if more
 follow... brasil / april 2010
  17. 17. One Route CO2 Emitted All Routes CO2 Emitted New York-London per year: per year: 12,775 Tonnes 4650 Tonnes brasil / april 2010
  18. 18. what’s tourism got to do with it? •  a global industry with profound impact on global economies – international visits expected to double from 800 million in 2008 to 1.6 billion in 2020 – zero tourism growth strategy not a solution •  leisure travel is pre-disposed for conscious consumerism – travel is a positive action vs. negative/ fearful methods of education •  information is important but not sufficient alone to induce behavioral change, experiences can encourage action brasil / april 2010
  19. 19. Conclusion   take a portfolio approach with climate actions –  reduce risk & costs, maximize benefits   include forestry offsets –  unique multiple benefits (socio-economic)   pick offset projects carefully –  good practice standards –  3rd party audits and authorization –  in tourism – stay local when and if possible   partner with right organization –  reputation, experience, local relationships brasil / april 2010
  20. 20. the future is going this way…

×