Decarbonizing by 2050: Optimists, pessimists and realists

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The air transportation sector once believed that the best it could do globally speaking would be to reduce its net-carbon output by 50% below 2005 levels by 2050. That view placed the sector out of sync with what the United Nations has called a “global rallying cry” and “race” toward a net-zero economy by 2050. Now, a shift is underway that could sync up the sector with those embracing the more ambitious goal. Airline strategist Asteris Apostolidis weighs the sector’s technology options for getting there.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-42
Number of pages3
JournalAerospace America
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021


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