Fact sheet 4: Aviation 2050 and 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 from 2020 and the long-term goal, of halving net CO2 emissions from the sector by 2050, relative to 2005 levels, 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). How does the aviation industry’s 2050 goal to reduce net CO2 emissions by 50% (against a 2005 baseline) compare with the Paris Agreement goals?

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