Greener Skies? Report on the supply and sustainability of carbon credits and alternative fuels for aviation
We were pleased to contribute to a recently publicized report titled "Greener Skies? Report on the supply and sustainability of carbon credits and alternative fuels for aviation". The report was commissioned by the WWF-UK and undertaken by the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) to study the actions international aviation can take to mitigate the effects of climate change. Investing in high-quality carbon credits like Gold Standard projects and increasing the adoption of sustainable biofuels will pave the way for international aviation to meet carbon-neutral growth by 2020.
Significant progress in this direction is already being made. In 2016, airlines in the United States have begun using sustainable alternative fuels at commercial-scale volumes for regularly scheduled flights. And the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has articulated a strong commitment to sustainable development and is instituting a monitoring, reporting and verification scheme to ensure that its commitments to carbon-neutrality are met.
The report concludes with recommendation for international aviation and policy making going foward to secure the promised sustainability targets and achieve carbon neutrality by 2020.