Heathrow has secured over £100 million (€115 million) in government funding as it aims to be one of the world’s first major carbon neutral aviation hubs.
This news follows a commitment from the UK aviation industry to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 through working with governments around the world and through the UN.
Heathrow will be rolling out an action plan for the next 10 years – called ‘Target Net-Zero’ – that backs the UK aviation industry’s commitment.
The plan will outline how Heathrow will decarbonise the airport’s infrastructure and play a role in supporting the entire UK aviation industry to get to net-zero carbon emissions, by working with its partners on the ground and in the air to develop sustainable aviation fuels and electric aircraft.
Heathrow Chief executive officer John Holland-Kaye said: “Making our infrastructure entirely carbon neutral is a significant milestone and a testament to the determination of our airport to help spearhead a new era of sustainable aviation.
“Our sights are now set on working with the global aviation industry to deliver on net-zero by 2050, at the latest. We can and will cut the environmental cost of flying whilst keeping the benefits of travel for future generations.”
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