Aviation has become an essential part of our society, driving economic, social, and cultural development worldwide. In India, the industry contributes around 1.5% of the country’s GDP and supports eight million jobs. India is one of the fastest growing aviation markets globally and is likely to become the third-largest market by 2030.
While aviation is responsible for only 1% of India’s emissions today, the environmental impact could skyrocket if no action is taken. Carbon emissions from Indian airlines have increased by 64% in 2019 since 2012. Given the expected growth in passenger traffic, it is essential for India to develop a roadmap to decarbonize the aviation sector and decouple economic growth and environmental degradation.
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