RESEARCH BRIEFS: Ready for takeoff - How sustainable aviation fuel will propel airlines to net zero


10 / 02 / 22 - 1 minute read

On 4 October 2021, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) – the global trade association of airlines whose members comprise 82% of the world’s air traffic – announced their commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. Building a credible pathway to net zero emissions in less than 30 years is an enormously complicated undertaking for any business, but particularly so for airlines who in 2019 consumed 360 billion litres of fossil fuels and generated somewhere between 2-2.5% of the world’s carbon emissions. So how do airlines plan to get there? And just how credible are the proposed pathways to net zero by 2050?

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Jane Baseby

"Sustainable Aviation Fuel will do the heavy lifting in reducing the carbon emissions of airlines around the world by 2050."

Jane Baseby

Jane Baseby

Associate Director Sustainable Infrastructure

Jane is responsible for sustainability initiatives, including climate change, for all investments at PATRIZIA Infrastructure. In 2021, she worked to develop PATRIZIA Infrastructure’s updated sustainability strategy and is currently devising the decarbonisation strategy in line with the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative. She is also an author of PATRIZIA’s thought leadership research and was awarded Pensions for Purpose Impact Thought Leadership of the year in 2021. She has just completed her Master of Applied Data Analytics at the Australian National University.

Jane Baseby

Associate Director, Sustainability, Infrastructure