Boeing will represent the aviation sector in a global alliance, jointly established by the US Government and World Economic Forum, to accelerate clean technologies and reduce carbon emissions.
The First Movers Coalition (FMC) was created in late 2021 to leverage the purchasing power of major companies to speed up the pace of decarbonising industrial sectors such as shipping, chemicals and trucking.
Boeing, a founding member of the coalition, will serve as the ‘champion’ for the aviation sector.
As part of its new role, Boeing commits to supporting greater commercialisation of sustainable aviation fuels and advancing other low-carbon technologies.
“We can only maintain the critical climate pathway of 1.5C if we jumpstart the market for disruptive zero-carbon technologies and make them as economically competitive as existing carbon-intensive solutions,” said Nancy Gillis, head of the First Movers Coalition.
“I congratulate Boeing for its new championship role and look forward to working together on driving the need for and accelerating the use of these emerging technologies.”
Accelerating low-carbon technologies
“We are honoured to serve as ‘champion’ for our sector and committed to partnering with FMC members and others on scaling SAF and accelerating low-carbon technologies to decarbonise aviation,” said Brian Moran, Boeing vice president of global sustainability policy and partnerships.
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