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Ten Critical Insights on the Path to a Net-Zero Aviation Sector

Ten Critical Insights on the Path to a Net-Zero Aviation Sector

Full Title: Ten Critical Insights on the Path to a Net-Zero Aviation Sector
Author(s): Energy Transitions Commission
Publisher(s): Energy Transitions Commission
Publication Date: October 19, 2021
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Description (excerpt):

Aviation, shipping and trucking are the backbone of our global transport sector. Together with concrete, steel, aluminum, and chemicals, these seven sectors are jointly responsible for 30% of greenhouse gas emissions and, without action, this share is expected to grow. The mission is clear. Humanity needs to cut emissions by 50% in this decade to limit the rise in global temperatures to 1.5 °C and reach net-zero emissions by 2050 at the latest. By 2030, we must see entire value chains committing to and transitioning towards net-zero emissions, and systems in place to reliably track those commitments. The next wave of low-carbon technologies must be brought to market and deployed on a scale that will unlock cost reductions. Simultaneously, industries need to stop investing in and begin retiring carbon-
intensive assets.

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