An 8 Point Manifesto
Decarbonising Aviation: An 8 Point Manifesto
Amidst growing environmental concerns about the urgent need for climate action, the aviation industry faces a pivotal moment. However, there’s hope on the horizon.
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The aviation industry finds itself at a crossroads, grappling with the environmental consequences of its operations.
While today aviation’s global share of greenhouse gases is around 3%, that could grow to 22% by 2050 if left unchecked.
Our new book Sustainability in the Air argues that this is not a doomsday scenario; it’s a call to action.
The Path Forward: The Imperative Principles for Sustainable Aviation
Tie growth to sustainability
Align business models with sustainability to ensure that growth is synonymous with reduced carbon emissions.
Combine incentives and mandates
Encourage sustainable practices through a balance of incentives and regulatory mandates.
Apply the “polluter pays principle” as a “clean skies” fund
Create mechanisms where industry contributions directly mitigate environmental impacts.
Focus on global equity, including the “Global South”
Promote equitable access to sustainable aviation solutions across the world.
Ensure aviation doesn’t take more than its fair share
Prioritise responsible resource allocation to minimise environmental harm.