• Thu. Aug 4th, 2022

Airline industry responsible for just 2.6% of total emissions, says Qatar Airways chief

ByKimberly A. Brochu

Jun 20, 2022

The global airline industry is the ‘target’ of global warming and produces a lot of greenhouse gases, despite only being responsible for 2.6% of total emissions, the Qatar group’s chief executive says Airways, HE Akbar al-Baker.
“People forget that shipping is so much more than us…there are more planes in the sky than ships in the sea. So we need to tell the general public that we are being targeted. The global economy in as a whole and the transport network are very dependent on air services,” al-Baker told reporters yesterday in Doha.
Al-Baker said the industry’s 2050 net zero goal, which was set last year, would be difficult for airlines to achieve.
It’s going to be “very difficult”, al-Baker said.
He said other industry stakeholders, including engine manufacturers and oil companies, should contribute to this goal.
In its recently released annual report for 2021/22, the national airline said: “While the aviation industry contributes less than 2% of global emissions, Qatar Airways is working with industry stakeholders to lead efforts. global fight against climate change. is the greatest challenge facing modern aviation, and our commitment to climate change goals demonstrates the importance we place on this issue.
“At Qatar Airways Group, we are aligned with the pillars of the aviation industry recognized by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA): technology, more efficient operations, fuels sustainable aviation and compensation.
“Qatar Airways, together with the oneworld alliance, is committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050, becoming the first global airline alliance to unite behind a common goal to achieve carbon neutrality and has paved its way towards the decarbonisation of the sector.”