Press Releases

  • Aviation industry calls for adoption of ‘CORSIA Package’

  • Montreal, 7 February 2018 – The cross-industry Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) today urged governments to support a package of elements currently under consultation as the sector prepares to implement the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), the world’s first global market-based measure for any industrial sector.

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  • European Union to prioritise sustainable aviation fuel

  • Geneva, 18 January 2018 – The aviation industry today welcomed a move by the European Parliament to ensure that sustainable aviation fuel is a key component of the future of air transport. The European Parliament this week adopted its position on the revision of the EU Renewable Energy Directive (REDII). This includes an increased focus on advanced biofuels for aviation and calls for any biofuel supplied to aviation to count twice towards reaching the EU target for renewable energy use across the region.

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  • Aviation industry welcomes ICAO conference outcome

  • Mexico City, 13 October 2017 - The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) completed discussions today at its second Conference on Aviation Alternative Fuels, where an ICAO Vision for Sustainable Aviation Fuels was agreed by government, aviation industry and civil society participants.

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  • Sustainability key to deployment of sustainable aviation fuels

  • Mexico City, 10 October 2017 – The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will hold its second Conference on Alternative Aviation Fuels this week, bringing together experts from governments, industry and civil society to discuss the growing use of sustainable aviation fuel for commercial air transport.

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  • Countdown is on for aviation climate scheme

  • Geneva, 3 October 2017 - Aviation executives meeting at the Global Sustainable Aviation Summit in Geneva today were told that the countdown had begun for airline and governments to prepare for the carbon offsetting and reduction scheme for international aviation (CORSIA), which was agreed by governments meeting at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) 12 months ago.

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  • Aviation supporting the sustainable development goals

  • Geneva, 3 October 2017The Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) today released a new report at its Global Sustainable Aviation Summit, taking place in Geneva. Flying in Formation is a guide for the air transport industry to help understand the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals in an aviation context.

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  • Geneva to host global sustainable aviation summit

  • Geneva, 2 October 2017 – Over 300 delegates are meeting in Geneva this week for the ninth Global Sustainable Aviation Summit, organised by the Air Transport Action Group. The Summit brings together industry sustainability experts with governments and civil society to look at the role air transport can play in supporting economic growth and reducing environmental impacts.

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  • States urged to volunteer for global aviation climate scheme

  • Leipzig, 31 May 2017 – Government representatives attending the International Transport Forum in Leipzig, Germany are being urged to support the air transport industry with its plans to reduce the climate change impact from its operations.

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  • Historic aviation climate agreement reached at ICAO

  • Montreal, 06 October 2016 – The worldwide aviation industry has applauded a crucial climate agreement reached by governments meeting at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) today. The negotiations, to put in place the world’s first carbon offsetting scheme for any global sector, have had the backing of the aviation industry, which first proposed the measure in 2009.

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  • Aviation industry urges governments to show climate leadership

  • Montreal, 26 September 2016 – Negotiations to complete the first global agreement on capping a single sector’s climate impact are due to resume in Montreal on Tuesday as the world’s governments meet for the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) 39th Assembly. The Assembly, which takes place every three years, will focus heavily on finding agreement between governments to develop a carbon offsetting and reduction scheme for international aviation, to be known as the CORSIA.

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