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.