China Southern Airlines has sought to amend the road map for the industry’s new emissions goal. Photo: AFP China Southern Airlines has sought to amend the road map for the industry’s new emissions goal. Photo: AFP
China Southern Airlines has sought to amend the road map for the industry’s new emissions goal. Photo: AFP

World’s airlines commit to net zero carbon emissions by 2050, but Chinese carriers say target flies in the face of national goal

  • Mainland Chinese airlines wanted IATA to allow them to follow President Xi Jinping’s 2060 emissions target, but industry backs earlier date
  • Airlines will look to become carbon neutral through sustainable aviation fuel, new aircraft technology and alternative energy sources

Topic |   Climate change
China Southern Airlines has sought to amend the road map for the industry’s new emissions goal. Photo: AFP China Southern Airlines has sought to amend the road map for the industry’s new emissions goal. Photo: AFP
China Southern Airlines has sought to amend the road map for the industry’s new emissions goal. Photo: AFP
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