Aviation’s green flight-path in focus

Air travel's carbon footprint needs to shrink. [Photo: Shutterstock]

The aviation industry aims to cut its environmental footprint and contribute to society’s shift towards decarbonisation. In order to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, air travel will have to make emission cuts and now the discussion is focusing on how exactly to do that.

International aviation has pledged to offset all emission growth as of next year but changes to how aircraft are actually operated are also in the offing. Options range from greening the types of fuel used to completely changing how planes are powered.

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