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IATA ups ambitions, plans carbon neutrality by 2050

Members of the International Air Transport Association agree to raise their climate ambitions, saying sustainable fuels will account for much of their efforts toward further CO2 reductions.

Photo: Pedersen Mikkel Berg/Jyllands-Posten/Ritzau Scanpix

In the wake of Monday's general assembly held in Boston, Massachusetts, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announces that the global aviation industry will be carbon neutral by 2050.

The organization writes in a statement that this target is in line with the Paris agreement's goal that the global average temperature increase not exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius.

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