Oneworld member airlines have committed to net zero carbon emissions by 2050 becoming, according to an announcement,  the first global airline alliance to unite behind a common target to achieve carbon neutrality. The alliance’s 13 members plan to achieve this target within the existing environmental framework previously agreed to by governments, including through the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The airlines will develop their individual approaches to reach the target through various initiatives such as efficiency measures, investments in sustainable aviation fuels and more fuel-efficient aircraft, reduction of waste and single-use plastics, and carbon offsets, among other measures. Several oneworld member airlines are already actively prioritizing a range of environmental sustainability initiatives. IAG (the parent of member carriers British Airways and Iberia) was the first airline group worldwide to commit to net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Japan Airlines and Qantas have also targeted net zero carbon emissions by 2050, while Finnair aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045. Alan Joyce, chairman of oneworld, said that despite the challenges of the pandemic, “we have not lost sight of the responsibility we have to reduce emissions in the long term and today’s announcement reflects the strength of that commitment.”