‘Jet Zero’ plan

Context

  • Recently, the United Kingdom (U.K.) announced a ‘Jet Zero’ plan to bring down its aviation emissions.

About the Plan

  • The Jet Zero aims to bring down greenhouse gas emissions from aviation to make carbon-free transatlantic flights possible within a generation.
  • The UK has formed a group bringing together leaders from aviation, environmental groups and government to form the “Jet Zero Council”
  • The U.K. is chasing a target to make the country a net-zero economy by 2050, and transport emissions are proving among the toughest to get down.
  • Aviation emissions currently account for more than 2% of global greenhouse gases, and have risen by 70% since 2005.
  • The International Civil Aviation Organization forecasts that they will rise another 300% by 2050 in the absence of measures to bring them down.