One return, please

News in Brief

The government’s climate strategy for aviation will not work, but it is possible for the UK to stay on track for carbon reductions. That’s the conclusion of experts at Chatham House, the highly respected thinktank, who were commissioned to study the topic by the very wonderful climate action group Possible.

According to the report, if no one took more than one return flight a year, that would bring the aviation sector onto a trajectory that’s safe for the climate. That would mean reducing flying by 60 percent in 2030, compared to 2019 levels: