Rolls Royce, Airbus and Boeing have committed to stabilise Greenhouse Gas emissions by 2020 as part of a United Nations initiative.
The engine company and aircraft manufacturers were among 28 signatories to sign an accord ahead of the UN’s 2015 Climate Change Conference, which takes place in Paris from November 30. The three brands, which represent more than 90% of global airline traffic, also agreed to cut emissions by half by 2050, using 2005 as a baseline measure.
It is hoped that the Paris meeting will agree the first binding and universal agreement on climate from all the world’s nations in more than 20 years of negotiations. The UN’s stated aim is to reduce emissions to limit global temperature increase to no more than 2C above pre-industrial levels.