Greener airplanes can benefit nature and society

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Nancy Young. UN Photo/Andita Listyarini

Greener or more environmentally-friendly airplanes can bring benefits to nature and society and help reduce poverty; that's according to Nancy Young, an aviation expert appointed by the UN Secretary-General to provide recommendations on sustainable transport.

The UN's International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), is hoping to achieve carbon neutrality within the industry by 2020 by "moving forward" technology, operations, infrastructure and alternative fuels.

Andita Listyarini spoke to Ms. Young and began by asking the significance of an environmentally-friendly aviation industry in achieving the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, an internationally agreed set of poverty alleviation and development targets.

Duration: 5’22″

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