Coronavirus pandemic might have brought on a serious shock to the aviation sector in the last one and a half years but vaccination and curtailment tactic employed by several governments about the world will quickly give a increase to the aviation sector. With the complete-fledged operations of the aviation sector coming back on track the carbon emissions released from the aircraft will quickly flood the atmosphere. Recently, 5 nations namely Kenya, the Netherlands, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) launched a new initiative known as Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Ambassador Group, in association with the World Economic Forum to lower worldwide emissions from aviation sector.
According to a World Economic Forum report, about 2-3 % of the total carbon emissions on the planet are emitted from the aviation sector. The air targeted traffic will enhance to the pre-pandemic levels quickly and the emissions from the sector stay a concern amidst increasing levels of worldwide warming. However, the sensible option to the aviation fuel remains a distant dream as the new technologies remains unscalable in the close to future.
Sustainable aviation fuels (SAF)
Sustainable aviation fuels which are developed from renewable supplies like household waste and industrial CO2 emissions is one of the very important technologies which has prospective to replace the presently employed aviation fuels. The technologies can lower the emissions released from the aviation sector by about 80 % but the big scale adoption of technologies remains complicated and incredibly costly. In addition to bringing the regulatory framework, sustained public finance measures will also be essential to bring the new technologies on big scale.
Need of multilateral collaboration
Recently, governments of Kenya, the Netherlands, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates launched the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Ambassadors Group in association with the World Economic Forum’s Clean Skies for Tomorrow initiative. The 5 nations affirmed their commitment to lower emissions from the aviation sector by committing to locate revolutionary options and their implementation.
UK Aviation Minister Robert Courts was quoted as appreciating the significance of such initiatives. Courts was quoted as saying that newer aviation fuel technologies will not only lower the worldwide carbon emissions but also create employment for a big quantity of individuals. Courts also mentioned that the United Kingdom which is hosting the United Nations Framework on Climate Change (UNFCC) Convention of Parties (COP 26) this year will continue to help and market newer aviation technologies. After successive meetings in between the member nations in the next months, a detailed tactic of the SAF Ambassador Group will be launched at COP 26 later this year.