23/09/2020

The aviation industry is finally waking up to the fact that it is painted as a major climate villain, but only slower growth can provide deep cuts in carbon emissions

Global flight numbers continue to climb, as do carbon emissions
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IT IS a bad time to be working in aviation. The past year has seen Greta Thunberg travel the world while shunning planes, climate protesters occupying airports and the Flygskam (flight shame) movement on the rise.
The aviation industry has been under pressure to cut its climate change impact for some time, but the pressure is growing. At a meeting near Geneva airport in Switzerland last month, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) warned that, without faster action on emissions, the industry faces a shift in public …