The aviation industry has committed to hold its carbon emissions steady after 2020 and cut net carbon emissions to half of the 2005 level by 2050. Achieving these goals will require low-carbon fuels, and aviation must drive technology and policy advances to build an aviation biofuel industry with sustainability in the foreground. In order to ensure that aviation biofuels deliver on their promise of long-term sustainability, aviation must leverage its market power and commit to robust sustainability standards in biofuel sourcing. This will incentivize upstream biofuel operators to pursue compliance and certification under prevailing sustainability standards.

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Contact Person: 
Debbie Hammel
Contact Organization: 
Natural Resources Defense Council
Publication Information
Author: 
Debbie Hammel
Publication Year: 
2014