During the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025), China's civil aviation industry will strive for green and low-carbon development, according to a plan released by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAA).
This is China's first green development plan for the country's civil aviation.
To move towards green development, the document called for making civil aviation more intelligent, low-carbon and resource-efficient.
According to the program, by 2035 the system of green and low-carbon development of civil aviation will be optimized in the country and carbon dioxide emissions at airports will reach a peak level.
In addition, by 2025, China's civil aviation carbon intensity will continue to decline. The share of low-carbon energy sources in total energy consumption will continue to grow, and the resource efficiency in civil aviation will improve, the document says.
The program also offered 8 quantitative forecast indicators for assessing airlines and airports.
Recall that China has promised to achieve peak carbon emissions by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060.