Carnival Corporation Unveils Decarbonization Momentum - Diversified Communications

Commercial, Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions  -  April 20, 2023

Carnival Corporation Unveils Decarbonization Momentum

Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest cruise company, unveiled the initiatives it expects to move forward this year to achieve its carbon neutrality aspirations across its operations by 2050 and implement a circular economy model focused on waste reduction, recycling, and management.

Carnival is on the path to achieving a 40% reduction in carbon intensity by 2030 versus 2008, and a 20% reduction in carbon intensity by 2030 versus 2019. This is attributed to the strong momentum of its four-part decarbonization strategy: fleet optimization, energy efficiency, itinerary efficiency, and new technologies and alternative fuels. Altogether, these initiatives are expected to drive a 15% reduction in fuel consumption per available lower berth day (ALBD) in 2023, along with a 15% reduction in emissions per ALBD, both relative to 2019.

The company also completed its first inventory of Scope 3 value-chain emissions. In the future, it will use the GHG Protocol standard to track these emissions annually.

In a statement, Josh Weinstein, CEO and Chief Climate Officer for Carnival Corporation, emphasized the importance of environmental stewardship, "As the global leader in the cruise industry, we are setting the pace with the industry's smartest solutions for sustainable cruising that will help deliver on our aggressive roadmap to reduce our carbon impact, maximize our use of resources and further enhance our operations to be even more efficient by 2030. Our future depends on us being good corporate citizens and stewards of the environment, because without the incredible communities, healthy marine ecosystems, and scenic spaces we operate in, it would be impossible to deliver unforgettable happiness to our guests through extraordinary cruise vacations."

Carnival Corporation showcased its achievements and goals in its 2022 sustainability report titled, Sustainable from Ship to Shore.

Additional decarbonization milestones include investments in energy-efficiency solutions, such as service power packages, shore power, and air lubrication systems; the use of new technologies and alternative fuels, such as liquefied natural gas, batteries and fuel cells, and biofuels; and the forging of strategic partnerships that advance decarbonization across the industry.

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