Green skies thinking: promoting the development and commercialisation of sustainable bio-jet fuels
Reducing the demand for flights is important, but for some purposes and on many routes there are no practical low carbon alternatives. Aviation is, amongst other things, a fundamental part of the global economy and facilitates inter-cultural exchange. Moreover, people throughout the world want to travel. As a result, we must promote methods that can reduce emissions from those flights that do take place. Sustainable bio-jet fuels are one critical option that can be delivered over the medium term, in time to make a significant contribution to our 2050 emission reduction targets. For this to work, ambitious policies need to be put in place urgently and with the conviction needed to meet the global challenge we face.