There is a growing global need to reduce greenhouse gas and other air emissions in order to adapt to climate changes and promote a sustainable future.
The aviation industry is a significant contributor to these emissions. In 2018, flights produced 895 tonnes of CO2 which equals 2 % of worldwide CO2 emissions. Aviation accounts for 10 % of the global transport.
Global CO2 reduction goal
The aviation industry is collectively committed to a number of ambitious emission reduction goals.
IATA aims for an average improvement in fuel efficiency of 1.5% per year from 2009 to 2020.
IATA and other global aviation stakeholders have set an overall goal of reducing CO2 emissions by 50 % in 2050.