The sky’s the limit

Think tank: Green Alliance

Author(s): Jasmine Dhaliwal; Helena Bennett

February 29, 2024

This report from UK think tank Green Alliance outlines the potential of ZEF and its importance in reaching a net zero carbon economy.

Aviation will be one of the only sectors still emitting carbon in 2050. On current projections, it is unlikely to make any significant decarbonisation progress until the 2040s.

The UK government’s current approach to cutting the climate impact of aviation is not a complete solution. In particular, the route to zero emission flights (ZEF) has not been strategically formulated.

Here, we outline the potential of ZEF, its importance in reaching a net zero carbon economy, and what is needed to commercialise it.