Act on your carbon footprint
Meaningful changes are key. You can now choose to understand and address the carbon emissions associated with your National Express journey by supporting verified climate solutions.
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Did you know we have the greenest fleet on the road?
Travelling by coach is one of the cleanest ways to travel, so you’re already making a great choice! A full coach could take over 50 cars off the road, removing over one mile of traffic congestion. Our entire fleet of white coaches has the highest engine emission standard available today, making ours the greenest coach fleet on the road. Here's how a National Express coach benefits the environment compared to other travel options.
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Your carbon footprint is an estimation of all of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that result from daily activities, transactions, or operations – such as transportation and travel.
Carbon offsetting is a mechanism that enables individuals and organisations to advance climate action by supporting certified third-party projects that contribute to the reduction or removal of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Certified carbon projects issue carbon credits, which act as an instrument for selling or trading the project’s associated removal or reduction impact. Each carbon credit represents a single unit of GHG emissions (being one (1) tonne carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e)) that is reduced or removed from the atmosphere or the carbon cycle. A unit of GHG emissions can be reduced or removed through various methods or project types.
Carbon offsetting provides financing for these certified carbon projects. The purchase of a carbon credit enables the buyer to contribute to these projects, and one often purchases offsets in an amount equivalent to an estimated carbon footprint.
A carbon project's ability to issue offsets depends on a set of rigorous conditions – in order for a project to issue offsets, the emission reductions or removals must be validated as additional, measurable, auditable, permanent, and unique.
We estimate the footprint based on the longest possible journey on the UK National Express coach network of 567 miles for a single passenger, which emits about 25kg of carbon equivalent (CO2e) per journey. To account for any older vehicles within the fleet and to make a conservative estimation to ensure you are making a climate-positive contribution from your journey, we are using a higher estimation based on published emissions factors and doubling the CO2e to 50kg. Emission factor calculations from travelling by coach with National Express are taken from the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Greenhouse gas reporting conversion factors, 2019. Distance is estimated using google maps bus routes.
When you offset the estimated carbon footprint of your National Express coach journey, you support climate solutions like nature-based solutions, renewable energy projects, or community projects that reduce or remove carbon emissions – and in this way help to further climate action around the world.
You help address your carbon emissions by supporting a selection of high-impact carbon projects. The projects in our portfolio are certified according to the most stringent international standards, and each project either reduces or removes global CO2 emissions in addition to providing sustainability co-benefits.
Landfill Gas Extraction and Electricity Generation in Türkiye
Landfills are a significant source of global warming as they contain a high share of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. This project contributes to the reduction of greenhouse gas through the destruction and avoidance of methane at two landfill areas in Türkiye.
The project converts methane emissions from landfill waste into electricity through the development, construction, and operation of two waste-to-energy facilities at both the Odayeri and Komurcuoda landfill sites in Türkiye. The project objective is to build, operate, and maintain these two landfill waste-to-energy systems consisting of landfill gas (LFG) collection systems, flaring stations, and gas engines coupled with generators to produce electricity. The gas engines will combust the landfill gas to produce electricity, and any excess LFG will be flared.
Theparak Wind Farm in Thailand
Located in the Thepharak District in Thailand, this wind farm delivers clean electricity to the national power grid—mitigating carbon emissions by replacing fossil fuel-based energy. The project is estimated to reduce carbon emissions by approximately 156,000 tCO2e annually.
The project supplies approximately 230,000 MWh of wind energy per year via 30 wind turbines. Further, the project creates new jobs for the local community, and it actively supports local development through investment in community activities.
This service is hosted by climate tech company CHOOOSE™. CHOOOSE delivers a platform that enables both individuals and organisations to understand their carbon emissions, make more carbon-informed decisions, and support trusted climate solutions around the world. For more information, please visit www.chooose.today.