Fly Net Zero is the commitment of airlines to achieve net zero carbon by 2050.
At the 77th IATA Annual General Meeting in Boston, USA, on 4 October 2021, a resolution was passed by IATA member airlines committing them to achieving net-zero carbon emissions from their operations by 2050. This pledge brings air transport in line with the objectives of the Paris agreement to limit global warming to 1.5°C.
To succeed, it will require the coordinated efforts of the entire industry (airlines, airports, air navigation service providers, manufacturers) and significant government support.
Read the press release IATA members' AGM resolution on Net Zero 2050
Read the Industry Net Zero Resolution 77th IATA AGM
More information on our actions on environment and sustainability
How we plan to achieve Fly Net Zero
Our strategy towards net zero
Achieving net zero by 2050 will require a combination of maximum elimination of emissions at the source, offsetting and carbon capture technologies.
65% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)
13% New technology, electric and hydrogen
3% Infrastructure and operational efficiencies
19% Offsets and carbon capture
The Net Zero Carbon Emission Challenge
Current projections estimate that demand for air passenger journeys in 2050 could exceed 10 billion. The expected 2021-2050 carbon emissions on a ‘business as usual’ trajectory is approx 21.2 gigatons of CO2.
See charts: air passenger 2050 traffic - emissions to be abated by 2050
Watch the interview with Willie Walsh, IATA's Director General, for more details on how aviation will mitigate the huge carbon challenge.
Fly Net Zero Fact Sheets
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