Easyjet joined the UN-backed Race to Zero campaign – which aims to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 – on the same day as COP26’s transportation day.
Presenting its roadmap in the next few months, the carrier has committed to set an interim target for 2035, while working towards the 2050 objective.
“Joining Race to Zero is a major milestone in easyJet’s net-zero journey and I’m very proud to be able to make this announcement today,” said Easyjet’s chief executive Johan Lundgren.
“Our ambition is to ultimately achieve net-zero emissions flying in the UK and across Europe and we are proactively working alongside industry leaders, such as Airbus and Wright Electric, to help support and champion zero-emission technologies for passenger planes of the future.”
Easyjet’s announcement was applauded by UK aviation minister Robert Courts, who said: “It’s great to see easyJet joining Race to Zero on COP26’s Transport Day.
“COP26 represents an opportunity to build momentum in reducing aviation emissions, particularly ahead of the next ICAO Assembly in 2022.”
Today, world leaders attending the UN conference in Glasgow will discuss how to best achieve the transition to a global zero-emission transportation network.