The aviation industry remains in the spotlight with respect to its environmental impacts. A 2020 survey of European travellers, carried out by EASA, found that the majority of respondents overestimated the share of emissions contributed by aviation. This supports the consumer use-case for credible, trusted environmental information regarding aviation’s environmental impacts.
Sustainable growth and ‘green recovery’ are central themes at national and international levels, and as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, governments globally are emphasising the need to rebuild economies in a more sustainable way.
Informing passengers of the environmental impact of their flight options is key in reinforcing the efforts of the aviation industry to decarbonise. To enable environmental transparency in aviation, EASA has been working very closely with stakeholders in establishing an environmental labelling scheme for aviation.