How the aviation industry aims to reach net-zero by 2050

Low-carbon aviation

Of the tools the industry has at its disposal in 2024, drop-in fuels such as SAF have the largest potential impact on reducing residual carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Both the airline industry and its governing bodies — the trade association International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the U.N.’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) — as well as aircraft manufacturers identify SAF as the main tool for achieving aviation’s net-zero goal and as a way for airlines to satisfy some of the emissions abatement requirements set in the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA).

Source: ICAO Environmental Report 2022.