Denmark will have all green domestic flights by 2030 (minister)
All domestic flights in Denmark will be green by 2030, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said on Saturday, as the government has set itself an ambitious target.
“Will it be difficult? Yes. Is it possible? Yes, I think so. We are already there. Talented researchers and companies are working on solutions,” Frederiksen said in his New Year’s speech at the nation.
“If we are successful, it will be a green breakthrough. Not just for Denmark, but for the whole world. If there is anything we have learned in recent years in dealing with major crises, it is that you should never hesitate, ”she said.
Frederiksen did not provide any details on how the noble goal would be achieved, but said his government was open to introducing a tax on carbon dioxide emissions, having previously opposed it.
The aviation industry is one of the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases, and airlines are developing new and cleaner technologies, especially those that reduce fuel consumption and emissions.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which represents 290 airlines representing 83% of global air traffic, pledged in October to net zero carbon emissions by 2050.