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UK Climate Change boss to make “Major Address to UK Aviation Community”


Committee on Climate Change CEO to lead 8-strong airport/airline leaders roundtable

EXPO Flagship Conference; 11:00, 9 June 2020, Concorde Stage

“Real Zero, Net Zero 2050, or Aviation’s Year Zero?”

The Committee on Climate Change statutorily advises the UK Government on the 2050 Net Zero target. The most recent aviation advice includes:

  • “Aviation should achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 – this should be reflected in the UK Government’s forthcoming Aviation Strategy”
  • “Airport investments will need to be demonstrated to make economic sense in a net-zero world and the transition towards it”
  • “In the absence of a true zero-carbon plane our scenario reflects a 25% growth in UK aviation demand by 2050, compared to Government projections of 49%”

Keynote address followed by:
“Taking the bull by the horns: A multi-stakeholder UK-industry roundtable”

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Flagship Conference; 11:00, 9 June 2020, ExCeL London

“Real Zero, Net Zero 2050, or Aviation’s Year Zero?”

The Stark Truth: A Major Keynote Address to the UK Aviation Community

Chris Stark, CEO, Committee on Climate Change:

The Committee on Climate Change is the statutory body advising the UK Government on emissions targets. The most recent aviation advice includes:

  • “Aviation should achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 – this should be reflected in the UK Government’s forthcoming Aviation Strategy”
  • “Airport investments will need to be demonstrated to make economic sense in a net-zero world and the transition towards it”
  • “In the absence of a true zero-carbon plane our scenario reflects a 25% growth in UK aviation demand by 2050, compared to Government projections of 49%”

 

Followed by:

Taking the bull by the horns: A multi-stakeholder UK-industry roundtable

Jonathon Counsell, Group Head of Sustainability, International Airlines Group

Matt Gorman, Director of Sustainability, Heathrow Airport

Rachel Thompson, Head of Sustainability, Gatwick Airport

easyJet (commitment received)

Neil Robinson, Group CSR & Future Airspace Director, Manchester Airports Group

Rachael Everard, Head of Sustainability, Rolls-Royce

 

Plus:

David Lee, Professor of Atmospheric Science, Centre for Aviation, Transport, and the Environment, Manchester Metropolitan University, author of the 2019 Department for Transport-commissioned report: “International Aviation and the Paris Agreement Temperature Goals.”

“Sustainability is the existential question for aviation – we need to ensure we can connect the world without a negative environmental footprint”

Rickard Gustafson, CEO SAS

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