Delta Air Lines has committed to becoming the first carbon neutral airline in the next 10 years. The carrier said it will focus the investments widely on carbon-reduction efforts, developing new carbon removal technologies and on fostering partnerships. The carrier will also create a dedicated investment fund focused on helping it achieve carbon neutrality. Ed Bastian, CEO, said in a statement that "there's no challenge we face that is in greater need of innovation than environmental sustainability, and we know there is no single solution.” Delta said it will undertake an "enterprisewide" effort to decrease its use of jet fuel and increase efficiency. Areas of focus are to include fleet renewal, improved flight operations, weight reduction and increased development and use of sustainable aviation fuel. Alongside efforts to reduce carbon output, Delta said Friday that it will invest in innovations designed to remove carbon from the atmosphere using forestry, wetland and grassland conservation, marine and soil capture and more. The carrier said it hopes to help minimize global reliance "on today's limited carbon-offset markets."