Setting sights on net-zero carbon emission goals in aviation
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has welcomed the adoption of a Long Term Aspirational Goal (LTAG) to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 at the 41st Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).
This crucial step forward by states aligns with both the objectives of the Paris Agreement and the net zero CO2 emissions by 2050 resolution agreed by airlines at the 77th IATA Annual General Meeting in October last year.
“The significance of the LTAG agreement cannot be under-estimated. The aviation industry’s commitment to achieve net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050 requires supportive government policies.
“Now that governments and industry are both focused on net zero by 2050, we expect much stronger policy initiatives in key areas of decarbonisation such as incentivising the production capacity of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF).
“The global determination to decarbonise aviation that underpins this agreement must follow the delegates home and lead to practical policy actions enabling all states to support the industry...