Reducing CO2 emissions from international aviation: policy options to 2050

The airline industry, represented by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), has set itself ambitious goals. Over and above carbon-neutral growth from 2020, industry aims to bring aviation’s CO2 emissions down to half of their 2005 level by 2050. To fulfil its commitments, the aviation sector counts on technical and operational measures to improve fuel efficiency and offsets to compensate for CO2 emissions above the threshold for carbon neutral growth. In the longer term, the industry foresees that the use of advanced carbon biofuels will dramatically reduce CO2 emissions from aviation. This paper explores the size of mitigation and offsetting emissions reductions required to achieve carbon-neutral growth and the longer term goal of halving emissions under different scenarios for the development of international aviation.


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  • Edition: Updated version
  • Pagination: 10p

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  • Accession Number: 01602460
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 21 2016 9:47AM