Swedavia welcomes Swedish proposal for reduction quota scheme for aviation
Today special investigator Maria Wetterstrand submitted a report on policy instruments to promote the use of bio fuel in aviation to Swedish Minister for Environment and Climate Isabella Lövin. Swedavia takes a positive view of the report’s main proposal for a reduction quota scheme promoting the use of bio fuel for air transport.
“Effective, long-term policy instruments are needed to reduce the negative climate impact of aviation. Introducing a reduction quota scheme as an alternative to the national aviation tax is thus a step in the right direction since it both reduces emissions and contributes to Swedish, large-scale production of bio fuel,” says Jonas Abrahamsson, Swedavia’s President and CEO.
“If Sweden takes the global lead regarding bio fuel production, we can create a brand-new industry and many new jobs in Sweden. So it is really positive that the report also highlights this perspective,” says Jonas Abrahamsson.
Swedavia has carried out ambitious climate work for many years, with the shift to bio jet fuel being one of the most important measures to reduce the climate impact of the aviation industry. Swedavia’s target is for five per cent of all jet fuel used at all Swedish airports to be fossil-free by 2025. Since 2016, Swedavia also purchases bio jet fuel equivalent to the amount of fuel used for the company’s air travel for business purposes, about 450 tonnes of fuel annually.