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Sustainable Aviation’s positive response to climate change committee report

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The Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) 2022 progress report which provides a comprehensive overview of the UK Government’s progress to date in reducing emissions has been published.
It is accompanied by a new Monitoring Framework which details the CCC’s updated approach to tracking real-world progress through a host of new indicators.
The report is a pivotal point in the UK’s journey to net-zero.
The UK is one of the few countries with emissions targets in line with the long-term temperature goal of the Paris Agreement. Policy ambition has moved substantially with the publication of the UK’s net-zero Strategy.
Sustainable Aviation (SA) welcomed support from the CCC on the need for clarity from the Government for a SAF mandate as soon as possible.
In addition, SA continues to call for any mandate to work alongside a price stability mechanism that will help drive investment in SAF production and ensure that SAF can delivered at the volumes needed to help hit the Government’s 10% target by 2030.
Chair of Sustainable Aviation Matt Gorman said: “The UK aviation industry is committed to reaching net zero by 2050. Aviation is one of the hardest sectors to decarbonise, but there are several ways the industry is working to our goal including through the production of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF), the development of zero-emission aircraft, and the modernisation of airspace to make flight paths more efficient. We are pleased that the CCC has highlighted ways these are being progressed today, including through over £1 billion in joint industry and government funding to deliver zero-emission aircraft.
“Our aim should be to deliver net-zero while retaining the huge benefits of aviation and we remain committed to working in partnership with the government to deliver this by 2050.”