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Lufthansa Cargo aims to stay ahead in climate protection; kicks off 4th environmental conference

FRANKFURT, Ger.– Lufthansa Cargo kicked off its Fourth Environmental Conference this Wednesday, with aim to stay ahead in climate protection. Around 150 logistics experts from the fields of industry and science are conferring on environmental strategies in the airfreight industry at Frankfurt’s Städel Museum following this year’s motto ‘More Logistics and Less CO2’.

The focus of the event is on alternative fuels for air traffic as well as the role of customers and consumers for climate-friendly airfreight.

“At Lufthansa Cargo, we are already halfway to our target of reducing specific carbon emissions by 25 per cent until 2020. And thanks to our modern aircraft, high capacity utilisation, and close cooperation with our customers we are certain that we will make it all the way to our goal”, says Dr Karl-Rudolf Rupprecht, Board Member Operations of Lufthansa Cargo AG.

“It’s exactly because we have already achieved so much for environmental and climate protection that we want to become even better. Open and even critical debates at today’s conference will have an impact on the whole industry and underline that we take our responsibility seriously”, explains Bettina Jansen, Head of Environmental Management at Lufthansa Cargo.

The event will culminate in the presentation of this year’s Cargo Climate Care Awards. Under the motto “More Ideas for Less Emissions” the awards are designed to honour customers and staff members of the freight airline who have shown an outstanding commitment to environmental protection, said the airline.