Nottingham Forest take 20 min domestic flight to Blackpool

“Whether it is right or wrong, I think it is pretty normal for a team, in the Premier League particularly, and for a lot of Championship teams, to fly distances like that.” – says Steve Cooper, Head Coach of Forest “We don’t think there is ever a need to take a flight domestically in a …

A Green World (Cup) – offsets and multi-modal travel

A recent BBC article has critiqued Qatar 2022’s sustainability claims and as emissions have said to have gone up 3 times more than originally reported then questions have been raised, and solutions suggested for a greener tournament by external consultants, academics and experts. At FGA we are sustainability consultants; our work spans aviation, sustainable mobility, …

The Economist Sustainability Week – a few key highlights

Attending The Economist in-person this October after the initial March ‘22 event we attended was interesting and productive. FGA were part of the first speed networking session for 5 chosen startups which was being trialled, many joined in. As well as this we heard from many CEOs and Sustainability Directors across the 3 day event. A …

How far will governments at the ICAO Assembly back net-zero aspirations?

Progress is being made – but not enough, argues Sarah Wilkin, founder and chief executive of the Fly Green Alliance. “We need to accelerate the work to reach 2050 targets. And it’s not just aviation,” she says. “We also need to embrace more cross-sectoral stakeholders such as finance, corporate travel and sports. There’s a greater …

FGA discussing transition finance, SAF and the role of the lessors

Air Finance Journal, 29th September 2022 With limited options to significantly reduce emissions in the short-term, the aviation industry is pinning many of its hopes of reaching net zero by 2050 on sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). “It’s going to have to be SAF,” Todd Wolynski, partner at law firm White & Case, tells delegates at …

easyJet stops carbon offset use

Why does this make sense for easyJet? * Science Based Targets (SBTi) do not accept offsets as a carbon reduction *However, sustainable aviation fuel is accepted as a reduction in aviation by SBTi so it is possible to use a SAF unit or credit instead, some view it is a different kind of offset or …

FGA’s Sarah Wilkin at The Economist Sustainability Week discussing SAF

Panel topic: Biofuels have become a part of the everyday energy mix and now on the increase as part of energy transition targets. As regulations increase the aviation industry is accelerating use of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) as a route to 2050 decarbonisation objectives. This panel will look at how sustainable aviation fuels are evolving …

What is respect in the workplace today?

As part of our diversity, equity and inclusion work we want to share an article we have written based on our response to recent tabloid headlines, LinkedIn virals, political news and day-to-day office politics.  This is a collection of our thoughts on the ‘unwritten rules‘ of civil behaviour in the workplace. We welcome more thoughts …

Independent consultants vs big firms

We’ve chosen to keep FGA independent, agnostic and flexible. Why? We can give advice which is truly sustainable and without an agenda We make ethical decisions on who we work with and make sure we don’t cut those out that supported in the name of competition Avoids ‘collaboration-washing’ – with conflicts of interest at play …