Letter from academics on Jet Zero’s failure to reduce aviation…

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Letter from academics on Jet Zero’s failure to reduce aviation…

Letter from academics on Jet Zero’s failure to reduce aviation CO2 by avoiding air travel demand management
2021-09-11 07:06:00
Tweet Letter in the Times, 10th September 2021 ‘GREEN’ POLICY ON JET EMISSIONS Sir, As academics and researchers with expertise in climate science, meteorology, transport, nutrition and other fields, we are writing in response to Jet Zero, the government’s proposed strategy to decarbonise flying. Jet Zero would allow UK aviation emissions to increase up to 2030 from 2019 levels. This is counter to very clear advice from the UK Climate Change Committee to the government: measures to limit demand for flying should form an integral part of meeting our emissions reduction targets, alongside exploring the longer term technological innovations set out in Jet Zero. The report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change makes it starkly clear that it is vital to meet our net zero targets. As António Guterres, the UN secretary-general, said recently: “There is no time for delay and no room for excuses.” The management of aviation demand must be sufficiently responsive so as to keep emissions reduction targets firmly within sight through the inevitable successes and failures of new technology. Professor Stephen Mobbs, Executive Director, National Centre for Atmospheric Science; Professor John Marsham, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds; Professor Ian Brooks, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds; Professor Paul Chatterton, Urban Futures, School of Geography, University of Leeds; Professor Jillian Anable, Transport and Energy, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds; Professor Megan Povey, School of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Leeds; Professor Janet Watson, Co-director of the Centre for Endangered Languages, Cultures and Ecosystems, University of Leeds; Professor Helen Steward, School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science, University of Leeds; Professor David Hesmondhalgh, School of Media and Communication, University of Leeds; Professor Jonathan Pitches, Head of School of Performance and Cultural Industries, University of Leeds; Professor Thea Pitman, Latin American Studies, School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, University of Leeds; Dr Debbie Rosen, Science and Policy Manager, CONSTRAIN, Priestley Centre, University of Leeds; Dr Marina Baldissera Pacchetti, Sustainability Research Institute, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds; Dr Paul Brockway, School of Earth & Environment, University of Leeds; Dr Jen Dyer, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds; Dr Kate Pangbourne, Associate Professor, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds; Dr Malcolm Morgan, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds; Dr Sally Cairns, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds; Dr Joey Talbot, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds; Dr David Palma, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds; Dr Jonathan Taylor, Dept of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Manchester; Dr Hugo Ricketts, Centre for Atmospheric Science, University of Manchester   https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/times-letters-judgment-of-the-man-who-would-be-king-7x9xs39bm . See earlier: Chris Stark (CCC) on ho

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