Set against a background of global flight departures up 36% in January 2022 compared to January 2021, our Aviation Emissions Report looks at how this translates into global emissions, with a specific focus on the 25 largest markets by total aviation emissions. Our focus country this month is United Arab Emirates - the fifth largest market for total aviation emissions in January 2022.
Highlights from this month’s report include:
- Total global passenger-related aviation emissions estimated at 42.6m tonnes, with two-thirds not covered by a major compliance scheme such as CORSIA or EU-ETS.
- Flight emissions from 24 out of the 25 largest emitting markets grew compared to January 2021 levels, the largest growth rates were Italy (209%), Spain and Canary Islands (159%), and United Kingdom (151%)
- Vietnam was the only market in the 25 largest emitting countries to experience a reduction in aviation emissions in January 2022 compared to January 2021.
- All of the 25 largest emitting markets for aviation emissions in January 2022 are still below January 2020 levels.
- Spotlight on United Arab Emirates - the fifth largest source of global aviation emissions in January 2022, generating 1.2m tonnes of CO2.
- Intercontinental services account for the vast majority of aviation emissions from United Arab Emirates and this is reflected with Emirates and Etihad Airways ranking 1st and 2nd respectively for total emissions.
- WizzAir Abu Dhabi and Flydubai operations are ranked 1st and 2nd highest on RDC’s ranking of sustainability via our CARE Index (for carriers based in the RoW, including the Middle East).