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You can watch the recording here.

We are delighted to invite you to join the next event in our new series, Looking ahead to the 2021 COPs. This panel event is entitled Greener skies? Sustainable aviation.

This panel event series from Bright Blue represents an opportunity to discuss and debate new ideas and policies to tackle the interrelated crises of climate change and biodiversity decline ahead of the two COPs in 2021: the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change COP26 in Glasgow, and the UN Biodiversity Conference COP15 in China.


  • Henry Smith MP, Chair, Future of Aviation APPG
  • Cait Hewitt, Deputy Director, Aviation Environment Federation
  • Matthew Gorman, Director of Carbon Strategy, Heathrow
  • Nicholas Hellen, Transport Editor, The Sunday Times
  • Patrick Hall, Senior Researcher, Bright Blue (Chair)

Key questions:

  • Should carbon levies or taxes be placed on airlines?
  • What policies are needed to scale up production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)?
  • What will the future of the aviation industry look like after Covid-19?
  • How far away is zero-emission flight?


Monday 12th July 2021, 11:30 – 12:45


This event is free and open to all on our YouTube channel here, but you can also register through Eventbrite here and we will send you the joining instructions.


Attendees can submit questions, before or during the event, via Slido here or by using the code: #brightblue.