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The Future of Transport

Some of the greatest advancements and best minds of their time created the locomotives, automobiles, ship engines and airplanes that fuelled the industrial revolution and transformed the ability of humans to trade and travel across vast distances. With a few technological improvements over time, these same modes of transport and travel still underpin the global economy in 2020. 

Whilst these forms of transport are more efficient today than when they were invented, mainly in the 1800s, their reliance on fossil fuels puts the transport sector and humanity in danger.  The continued use of fossil fuels in the transportation sector contaminates the air we breathe, the land and the ocean and is the major cause of climate change. Nearly 30% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions come from burning fossil fuels to power our cars, trains, ships, trucks and airplanes. We have to radically change it all. 

Over the next few months, this Outrage + Optimism investigative series on The Future of Transport will explore how the transport sector can shift from a growing problem, causing irreparable damage to the wellbeing of people and planet, to clean up at a systemic level, and become a beacon of hope.

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74:THE FUTURE OF FLIGHT

This is the first of an Outrage + Optimism investigative series on The Future of Transport. Today our cars, planes, trains and ships cause nearly 30% of carbon pollution. We think the pioneering spirit that got these industries underway needs to be reinvigorated to get transportation fit for a low carbon future. 

This first episode tackles The Future of Flight. COVID-19 has dealt the airline industry a devastating blow. Airline revenues have been decimated, passenger numbers are down by 70%  and hundreds of thousands of people have or will lose jobs. 

Can this moment of darkness invigorate a sustainable future for airlines? Are there sustainable solutions ready now? And what does the future hold? Tom Rivett-Carnac leads this mission to find out what opportunities the new aviation pioneers have in store to accelerate the sustainability of airlines and propel us into the Future of Flight. 

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This series is sponsored by NESTE. 

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VAL MIFTAKHOV
CEO at Zeroavia
PETER VANACKER
CEO at NESTE
ROBIN RIEDEL
Partner at McKinsey & Company
JONATHON PORRITT
Author
BERTRAND PICCARD
Aviator

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The Future of Fuels
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The Future of Ocean Transport
COMING SOON: January 2021
The Future of Urban Transport

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