Aviation ranks as one of the hardest sectors to transition to a net-zero-emissions world, which makes it all the more commendable that Qantas boss Alan Joyce was one of the first to commit to being carbon net neutral by 2050.
It is also no accident the airline has hooked up as a key link in the Australian carbon club to get there.
The problem now falls under Andrew Parker, who goes under the title group executive, government, industry, international and sustainability.
His predecessor was Megan Flynn, who started in 2013 after a few years at lawyers Baker McKenzie, where her lead partner was Martijn Wilder — and now she is a partner at the advisory firm he started called Pollination.
She also sits on the board of Tasman Environmental Markets (TEM), where former Carbon Markets Institute chief Peter Castellas is now the CEO and one of the firm’s key clients is Qantas.
Flynn also sits on the board of the Carbon Market Institute, now run by John Connor.