ALIGHT - Sustanaible Aviation

BACKGROUND

BACKGROUND


There is a growing global need to reduce greenhouse gas and other air emissions in order to adapt to climate change 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 world CO2 emissions. Aviation accounts for 10 % of world transport.


Global CO2 reduction goal

The aviation industry is collectively committed to ambitious emission reduction goals.


Since 2009 it has been the goal of IATA to have 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.


Copenhagen Airport has set their own ambition to be emission free by 2050.


Sustainable energy

The development and commercialization of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) is an obvious and decisive method to achieve the necessary reductions in aviation emissions in the coming decades.


Airports also have significant energy demands for electricity and heat for terminals, airfields, lighting, hangars, parking decks.


Electricity is the preferred sustainable and renewable energy carrier to take over from fossil energy. 


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