Number of flights in EU and EFTA is expected to grow by 42 per cent from 2017 to 2040. Photo: Flickr.com / Ken Douglas CC BY-NC-ND
Emissions from aviation keep on rising
Improving technology, more efficient operations, better airports and market-based measures have not been enough to mitigate the aviation sector’s growing impacts on the environment, climate and people’s health, according to the European Aviation Environmental Report 2019.
Some key findings of the report:
- The number of flights in the EU and EFTA increased by 8 per cent between 2014 and 2017, and is expected to grow by 42 per cent from 2017 to 2040.
- In 2016, domestic and international aviation together accounted for 3.6 per cent of total EU28 greenhouse gas emissions.
- By 2040, emissions of CO2 and NOx from aviation are expected to increase by at least 21 and 16 per cent, respectively.
Source: EEA News, 24 January 2019
The report: https://www.easa.europa.eu/eaer/