ICAO’s Long-Term Aspirational Goal: “Net Zero by 2050”

1 Nov, 2022


“Net zero CO2 in 2050” doesn´t mean the cumulative emissions of aviation will stay within a 1.5 °C carbon budget. Diagram from Stay Grounded’s “Net Zero and Carbon Neutrality” fact sheet

A Failure of Leadership?

Long term climate goals are only worthwhile when the body adopting them has the ability and the desire to implement them. ICAO does not appear to have the capacity to adopt and to enforce the measures needed to achieve immediate emission reductions which are necessary to align the sector with the Paris Agreement, that is, to limit global warming to well below 2°C, and preferably to 1.5°C, compared to pre-industrial temperature levels.

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