This month as well as looking at global aviation emissions, we take a more detailed look at Germany.

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.

RDC Emissions Report Germany Focus March 22 Focus market on this month's report: Germany

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.

Download this month’s report here

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