ATAG identifies RSB as a key tool for aviation decarbonisation
The Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) has published a report which analyses how the aviation sector can meet a major climate goal of cutting carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in half by 2050, compared with 2005. ATAG recognizes the crucial role of the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) in promoting sustainable aviation in the report by identifying joining RSB as the easiest action by the aviation industry that can be taken to help accelerate the energy transition in a robust manner.
The Air Transport Action Group (ATAG), an independent coalition of aviation industry experts focused on sustainable development and climate change, has published its Waypoint 2050 report.
The report confirms that a “significant shift away from fossil fuels, the introduction of radical new technology and continued improvements in operations by the sector” is needed in order to achieve net-zero emissions by 2065, and its analyses will be used in negotiations within the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).
Reputable SAF sustainability certification
In all scenarios analyzed, sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) will contribute to the decarbonisation of air traffic to varying degrees, with a minimum of 50 percent of emissions reductions achieved by SAF. SAF will continue to be a vital tool to support the climate change goals of a sector that will fly over 10 billion passengers annually by 2050.
However, in order for SAF to be truly sustainable a reputable sustainability certification is needed in order to demonstrate greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions and sustainability is real. RSB certification ensures that SAF achieves at least a 50 percent GHG reduction vs fossil baselines, and is produced without compromising social and environmental sustainability.
ATAG recognizes the crucial role of the Roundtable in Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) in promoting sustainable aviation in the report by identifying joining RSB as the easiest action by the aviation industry that can be taken today to help accelerate the energy transition in a robust and sustainable way.