Our September 2022 Aviation Emissions Report looks at global passenger related aviation emissions, with a specific focus on the 25 largest markets by total aviation emissions.

This month we take a look at Italy as our focus country to discover the level of aviation emissions and the proportion of these emissions covered by a compliance programme.

RDC Emissions Report September 2022 Focus market on this month's report: Italy

Highlights from this month’s report include:

  • Total global passenger-related aviation emissions estimated at 51.69m tonnes.
  • Just over 41% of aviation emissions in September 2022 were covered by a compliance programme such as Corsia or EU ETS.
  • As per our August 2022 aviation emissions report Vietnam, Thailand and Australia again saw the highest growth rates in September 2022 compared to September 2021.
  • Year to date (January to September 2022) United States is the largest source of aviation emissions (110m tonnes CO2), followed by China (47m tonnes CO2) and United Kingdom (17m tonnes CO2).

Spotlight on Italy - the 15th largest source of passenger related aviation emissions in September 2022.

  • In September 2022, passenger related aviation emissions from Italy were estimated at 0.97m tonnes, 21% below pre pandemic levels in September 2019.
  • 92.5% of these emissions in September 2022 from Italy were covered by a combination of CORSIA and EU-ETS compliance schemes.
  • Inter-continental services have historically been the largest contributor to Italy’s aviation emissions. Since 2020 it is Intra-continental services which is now the largest contributor.
  • Ryanair Holdings operations (Malta Air and Ryanair) are the largest emitter of aviation emissions from the Italian market over the past 12 months, followed by ITA Airways and easyJet.

Download this month’s report here

The detailed CO2 data which powers our monthly aviation emissions report is now available. To find out how to access this data for your own emissions analysis, be it research on a single route or across whole markets for any airline in the world, please contact us

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