Fact sheets

Fact sheet 4: Aviation 2050 and the Paris Agreement

Air Transport Action Group (ATAG)

Aviation adopted a set of short-, medium- and long-term climate goals in 2009, the world’s first for any single global sector. The industry’s medium-term goal, to achieve carbon-neutral growth and a new long-term goal, net-zero CO2 emissions from global aviation by 2050, are particularly ambitious goals for this growing sector. In 2015, the world’s governments negotiated the Paris Agreement, a climate change response built on voluntary pledges of emissions reductions by all states (known as nationally-determined contributions, or NDCs).

Learn more about the industry's climate framework in another fact sheet and on this webpage.