A new report says airlines the U.K. have missed all their climate change targets 2000, except one. The U.K. aviation industry has set more than 50 climate targets the past two decades. These included using greener fuels airplanes and making fuel more efficient. The climate group Possible did research the airline industry. It said the aviation industry has failed to reduce its carbon footprint. Leo Murray Possible told the BBC: "Companies set grand-sounding targets a lot fanfare....They talk about them a couple of years. Then the targets sink trace, never to be seen again." Mr Murray said the industry's climate record "is exceptionally poor".
The airline industry creates a lot greenhouse gases. 2018, air travel was responsible seven per cent of the UK's greenhouse gas emissions. Mr Murray said this was a problem. He said the UK's goal to be net zero 2050 "can't be met every sector of the economy pulling its weight". Possible wants frequent fliers to pay more. More than 70 per cent flights in the U.K. are taken just 15 per cent of residents. Murray also wants the government to make sustainable transport rail or ferries cheaper and easier to use. Possible said the airline EasyJet was the only company to have met a target. It successfully reduced the amount fuel an airplane burns per passenger kilometre three per cent.