Destination 2050: a route to net zero European aviation
Europe’s aviation sector has unveiled its flagship sustainability initiative, Destination 2050 – A route to net zero European aviation. It is driven by a new independent report which provides a vision and path for meaningful CO2 emission reduction efforts in Europe and globally. Building on the Paris Agreement and the European Green Deal, it sees all flights within and departing the EU, UK and EFTA realising net zero CO2emissions by 2050.
Destination 2050 also identifies the decisive joint actions needed to make this vision a reality, working at national, European and global levels. We believe that together, policy-makers and the industry we can make net zero CO2 emissions happen by 2050. European aviation is committed to play its part and ensure that air transport can continue to grow sustainably in the future.
By 2030, net CO2 emissions from intra-European flights would be reduced by 55% compared to 1990 levels through a combination of fleet renewal, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), operational improvements and the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) –in line with the new EU climate goal for 2030