12 DECEMBER 2016


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Article from BTNews 12 DECEMBER 2016

Sustainable Aviation at Parliament

Analysis by Sustainable Aviation has shown that aviation in the UK can accommodate a more than doubling of passenger numbers by 2050 without significantly increasing CO2 emissions, and has the potential to halve emissions in the future.

Speaking at a Parliamentary reception last week, Sustainable Aviation chairman Ian Jopson said: “This work takes into consideration the latest advances in aircraft design, fuel technology and operational work, and shows that the UK industry can meet the public’s growing demand to fly while meeting our environmental obligations.”

“Our analysis shows that by 2050 we expect CO2 emissions for UK aviation to be broadly in line with 2005. This takes into consideration additional runway capacity and an expansion of aviation across the whole of the UK broadly in line with levels recommended by the Committee on Climate Change. 

"It also demonstrates the potential to halve net CO2 emissions by that date through investing in market-based measures such as the recently-agreed Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation from ICAO.”


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