The need for the world to follow a more carbon-neutral path is clear, with growing evidence highlighting the existential threat posed by unregulated GHG emissions. Responsibility for achieving this does not only lie with policy makers but is shared with all stakeholders including governments, private sectors, charities and civil society as a whole. Several methodological approaches have been developed to set emission reduction targets, including the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi). However, it is yet to be widely adopted, and a responsible business must take a lead in its interpretation and application. This study will report from the perspective of a UK small general aviation industry, which is adopting climate change considerations to facilitate achieving Net Zero targets and will act as an exemplar case. We calculate baseline emissions, science-based reduction targets for different carbon emission reduction methods and options in terms of financing emission reduction pathways at present and in the future. It is expected that the study outcomes show that incorporating a SBTi methodology can serve as insight into other small-medium-sized organisations and aviation industries wishing to develop a net-zero pathway. These results will be summarised into a series of recommendations.
|Decarbonising ultra-short-haul aviation
|London Elstree Aerodrome (LEA)
|Effective start/end date
|1/02/24 → 31/05/25
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