Transport secretary Grant Shapps has announced the creation of a “jet zero council”, with the goal of making net zero emissions possible for future flights.
Speaking during the government’s daily briefing, Shapps noted the “challenge to make transport, currently our biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, part of the solution, not the problem” as the country emerges from the coronavirus crisis.
“Take the aviation sector for example, which has had an impossible few months,” he said. “Despite these obvious challenges there’s a real determination within the industry to have a greener restart. So we’re bringing together leaders from aviation, environmental groups and government to form the jet zero council.”