UK Aviation commits to net zero carbon emissions by 2050
Members of the UK Sustainable Aviation coalition have united behind a commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. This is based on a thorough review of the opportunities to cut aviation emissions and forms a central pillar of a new “Decarbonisation Road-Map: A Path to Net Zero” also published by Sustainable Aviation. This sets out exactly where reductions can come from, including through smarter flight operations, new aircraft and engine technology, modernising UK airspace, the use of SAF, and high-quality market-based policy measures.
A “Sustainable Aviation Fuels Road-Map” has also been released alongside the Decarbonisation Road Map, which identifies the specific role that SAF could play in meeting this commitment. It forecasts that the UK could become a world leader in developing SAF, which could meet 32% of the nation’s demand for aviation fuel by 2050.