The Government has published the “2040 Zero Emissions Airport Target” Call for Evidence. Please find the full document here.

In an industry that is hard to decarbonise, airports have a vital role to play in reducing their emissions, which is why we set an ambitious target in our Jet Zero Strategy for airport operations in England to be zero emissions by 2040.

We are using this Call for Evidence to gather feedback on the:

  • definition of airport operations
  • emissions sources that should be included within the target

We want to better understand:

  • to which entities the target should apply
  • the type and size of airport the target should be applied to
  • potential regulatory or voluntary approaches that could be used to implement the target
  • how the proposed target could be aligned with current schemes, such as the Airports Council International Airport Carbon Accreditation scheme
  • the barriers and opportunities which may exist in implementing the target, including commercial feasibility
  • what the appropriate measuring and reporting processes should be

We strongly encourage you to respond to this consultation, as we want to hear your perspective of how we can achieve this target while continuing to reap the benefits of the aviation industry. Thank you for your continued support and focus on this area, and we look forward to continuing our partnership to reach this ambitious goal.

Please do not hesitate to contact us on ZEAirports@dft.gov.uk should you have any questions or wish to meet with us to discuss the Call for Evidence further.

View the full Consultation and how to respond here.