By Paul Callister and Robert McLachlan, 15 August 2022
Right now, we burn 10 tonnes of jet fuel every second – that’s an Olympic swimming pool every three minutes. To replace this with sustainable aviation fuel would require the current production to be increased by over 1,000 times. Aviation Accelerator Group, 2022
In 2021 at COP26 in Glasgow, New Zealand along with twenty-two other countries joined the “International Aviation Climate Ambition Coalition”, committing, amongst other things, to “Preparing up-to-date state action plans detailing ambitious and concrete national action to reduce aviation emissions and submitting these plans to ICAO well in advance of the 41st ICAO Assembly”. This Assembly of the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization will take place in September 2022.
It will be a real challenge for New Zealand. We are a nation of flyers. Our per capita domestic emissions are seven times those of mainland UK and nine times those of Germany.[Read more…] about Decarbonising aviation: Fact or magical solutions?