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Beyond the envelope: Rethinking is required to achieve essential greater ambition in aviation emissions mitigation | Chris Lyle
Beyond the envelope: Rethinking is required to achieve essential greater ambition in aviation emissions mitigation
Wed 12 Feb 2020 - All measures towards aviation emissions mitigation should be supported and progress in ICAO's basket of measures - aircraft technology, operational procedures, sustainable fuels and implementation of the CORSIA global market-based measure - will add to the impact. But, all together, they are still critically inadequate in terms of both substance and shortness of time frame. The timeline is critical if aviation's requisite contribution to the Paris targets is to be achieved and even given the most optimistic scenario, aviation will fall well short. Thus, beyond stretching the envelope of the past and current mechanisms there is a pressing need for a serious re-evaluation of the whole approach to mitigation of aviation GHG emissions. New paradigms are required, believes Chris Lyle, with thinking outside two boxes, that of aviation and that of methodology. Read more ...