A Radical New Plan for Aviation

By Adam Klauber & Isaac Toussie of Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)*

Aviation needs a radical new plan to achieve its climate goals. Industry emissions are growing faster than original forecasts and long-term solutions are nowhere in sight. By 2020, carbon dioxide from aviation will reach 1 gigaton per year and the industry will contribute between 3% and 9% of annual global emissions. The Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) currently covers 75% of flights but these offset efforts don’t do enough to meet established goals, let alone address climate stability targets. Aviation needs a radical new plan.

This Action Brief describes current barriers to success and suggests a plan to forge solutions together. It was presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos on January 24. One of the conclusions: The climate goals that the aviation sector has set itself are unachievable.

Here you can download the Action Brief.

* Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) is an independent, nonpartisan nonprofit organisation with the mission to transform global energy use to create a clean, prosperous, and secure low-carbon future.

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