Sustainability in Aviation: Net Zero 2050 #Is It Possible?

How realistic is the industry target of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050?

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The aviation industry is currently working on best practice measures to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. This commitment aligns with the Paris Agreement goal for limiting global warming below 2 degrees Celsius.

How realistic is this target for aviation? How viable is the current road map to achieve this goal?

The expert panel will discuss the challenges around SAF production, scaling, hydrogen as an alternate fuel source, infrastructure and supply chains, and the need for industry stakeholders to capture data and accurately model carbon emissions throughout the entire fuel lifecycle.

The discussion will be moderated by Amelia McGuire, who is the tourism and gaming reporter at The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.


  • Jake Atkins - General Manager Environment and Sustainability, Sydney Airport
  • Professor Rose Amal - Scientia Professor, Particle and Catalysis Group, School of Chemical Engineering, UNSW Sydney
  • Ron Bartsch AM - Director and Chair of the Safety, Environment and Risk Management Committee, REX, Director of Dovetail Electric, and Senior Lecturer, Law & Regulation, School of Aviation, UNSW Sydney
  • Harry Jobberns - Senior Manager, Climate Strategy, Qantas
  • Edward Mason - Managing Director, Jet Zero Australia
  • Brendon Buckley, Strategic Policy Adviser for Domestic Aviation & Reform, Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communication and the Arts (DIRTDCA)
  • Alan Milne, CEO, Skytrans

Read more about the panel here.

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