The Future of Aviation

The Future of Aviation

6 Nov 2019, 14:30 - 15:30

Press Conference Theatre- International Media Centre

Aviation has been described as the Achilles heel of the travel industry. There are challenges in all sectors of travel and tourism but the elephant in the room is aviation. Airlines emit 80% of our industry’s greenhouse gasses and air travel is growing at 5% per year. As other industries reduce their carbon emissions, air travel will account for ever-larger shares of global emissions.  We have brought together a panel of experts to share their views about the prospects for the decarbonisation of air travel.


  • Tanya Beckett



    She has worked on a variety of programmes in both New York and London on BBWorldNews, the Newschannel, Radio 4 and BBC1 and BBC2 including Our World,...

  • Justin Francis


    Co-founder & CEO

    Responsible Travel

    Justin Francis co-founded Responsible Travel, the world’s first business dedicated entirely to sustainable/responsible tourism in 2001. Prior to that...

  • Chris Lyle



    Air Transport Economics

    Chris Lyle is a veteran of British Airways, the UN Economic Commission for Africa, the International Civil Aviation Organization – where he served...

  • Peter Castellas



    Tasman Environmental Markets

    Peter Castellas is CEO of Tasman Environmental Markets, a global leading carbon offset provider for the voluntary and compliance markets. TEM fills a...

  • Neil Clougley


    Managing Director

    Faradair Aerospace Limited

    Neil Cloughley is Managing Director of Faradair® Aerospace Limited. Founded 2014 and an early champion of hybrid/electric flight within the new...

  • Angela Foster-Rice



    Aerial Consulting LLC

    Angela is an environmental attorney and sustainability leader with 20+ years of experience.  In 2018 she founded Aerial Consulting providing support...