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Environmental economics - Six problems aviation must fix to hit net zero

Graham Watson

7th September 2021

Here is a brilliant piece in the Observer looking at the challenges facing aviation as it looks to hit net zero.

Jocelyn Timperley looks at six areas of concern: fuel, non CO2 emissions, frequent flyers, policy towards aviation, the growth of a new middle class across the world and supersonic travel.

I suspect that the industry hopes that technology will resolve most, if not all of these problems, and the evidence would suggest that it will. But will it do so quickly enough? And if not, will government intervention help?

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