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UK government announces creation of Jet Zero Council

During a daily UK government coronavirus briefing on 12 June 2020, the UK’s Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, announced the creation of the Jet Zero Council – a group that will be responsible for making net-zero carbon emissions a reality for all flights in the future.

During the briefing, Shapps said: “The challenge is to make transport – currently our biggest emitter of greenhouse gases – part of the solution, not the problem. Take the aviation sector, which has had an impossible few months. Yet, despite the obvious challenges, there’s a real determination within the industry to have a greener re-start.”

He continued: “So, we’re bringing together leaders from aviation, environmental groups and government to form the Jet Zero Council. This group will be charged with making net-zero emissions possible for future flights. Our goal – within a generation – will be to demonstrate flight across the Atlantic, without harming the environment”…

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