In March 2022 global flight departures were up 33% compared to March 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 Germany - the seventh largest market for total aviation emissions in March 2022.
Highlights from this month’s report include:
- Total global passenger-related aviation emissions estimated at 43.6m tonnes, with around two-thirds not covered by a major compliance scheme such as CORSIA or EU-ETS.
- Flight emissions from 22 out of the 25 largest emitting markets grew compared to March 2021 levels, the largest growth rates were United Kingdom (+352%), Italy (+330%), Spain (+319%) and Canada (+239%).
- China, Indonesia and Republic of Korea were the only markets in the 25 largest emitting countries to experience a reduction in aviation emissions in March 2022 compared to March 2021.
- Just 4 markets (China, Spain, Turkey and Italy) out of the top 25 largest emitting markets saw aviation emissions in March 2022 above March 2020 levels.
- Spotlight on Germany - the seventh largest source of global aviation emissions in March 2022, generating 1.08m tonnes of CO2, +180% above March 2021, but -15% below March 2020 levels.
- In March 2022, 84% of aviation emissions from Germany were covered by a compliance scheme.
- Inter-continental services are the largest contributor to Germany’s aviation emissions between 2018 and 2022
- 7 out of the 10 most efficient routes operated from Germany are by Wizz Air according to RDC’s ranking of sustainability via our CARE Index.