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Aviation could consume a quarter of 1.5C carbon budget by 2050

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Aircraft fuselage. Photo: Flightlevel80/E+/Getty Images

The aviation industry faces huge challenges if it is to meet its own self-imposed climate change targets, according to a new UN report

August 12, 2016 — And even if it does meet all its targets, aviation will still have consumed 12% of the global carbon budget for 1.5°C by 2050, Carbon Brief analysis shows. If it fails to reach this target, its share of this budget could rise to as much as 27%. Continue reading Aviation could consume a quarter of 1.5C carbon budget by 2050