The Carbon Emissions Calculator Shows Air Travelers Their CO2 Levels

By: Alyson Wyers - Sep 24, 2014
References: play.google & mashable
As the 2014 UN climate summit takes place in New York, this transportation-specific carbon emissions calculator is extremely relevant. The mobile app is developed for both Android and iOS by the International Civil Aviation Organization. It is used when booking flights to determine the environmental impact your ticket has. The smartphone application estimates what portion of CO2 your air travel represents.

To use the ICAO Carbon Emissions Calculator app, potential passengers pick the airports they are leaving and traveling to. Users also choose what class they wish to be seated in and the number of their party. The app then calculates the carbon emissions based on the distance traveled.

This generated information is based on the "best publicly available industry data to account for various factors such as aircraft types, route specific data, passenger load factors and cargo carried."