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Technology to play a key role in reducing emissions

17th November, 2019
From left at Shannon Airport in front of the new Embraer jet; Mary Considine, chief executive, Shannon Group, John Slattery, president and chief executive of Brazilian aerospace conglomerate Embraer Commercial Aviation, Rose Hynes, chairman, Shannon Group, and Tom Kelly, chief executive, AerCap Ireland Ltd and director of Shannon Group

Aviation has a hefty carbon footprint. If global aviation was a country, its CO2 emissions would be ranked seventh in the world, between Germany and South Korea. And as flying becomes cheaper and more popular, the problem is worsening.

Aviation emissions aren’t covered by the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. Instead, in October 2016 the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and its member states signed a deal to tackle emissions from international flights through reductions...

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