London City airport investor demands cuts to carbon emissions

  • Sep 17, 2021
  • The Telegraph

Chief executive Jo Taylor said: “As an active, global investor, we play a critical role in helping accelerate the transition to a net-zero economy.”

Airport strategies could include incentivising airlines to run services on sustainable aviation fuel, more fuel-efficient aircraft, or investing in electric planes.

Billionaire investor Sir Christopher Hohn, dubbed the “green hedgie” over his donations to Extinction Rebellion, pressured Spanish airports operator Aena to put its climate change action plan to the shareholder vote one year ago.

The aviation industry is pushing ahead with reducing its carbon footprint after facing fierce criticism from the likes of climate change campaigner Greta Thunberg and the so-called flight-shaming movement prior to the pandemic.