Aviation & Environment Summit 2012


28 March 2012

ATAG's 6th Aviation & Environment generated a considerable amount of media coverage. We have posted a selection of the articles below, with a separate listing of articles relating to the launch of Aviation: benefits beyond borders. The articles relate to announcements made at the Summit.


Articles about Minister Van Schalkwyk's speech: All Africa / Namibia: Carbon Tax Endangers Aviation Sector; Reuters / South Africa urges EU suspend airline carbon scheme; BizCommunity.com / SA minister asks EU to suspend ETS for two years; ICTP / ICTP supports call for a moratorium on EU Emissions Trading Scheme and urgent action by ICAO; Independent Online / SA: ‘Halt EU carbon tax plan’; GreenairOnline / South African tourism minister calls for two-year suspension of aviation EU ETS to allow global deal at ICAO; All Africa / South Africa: EU Should Consider Suspending Inclusion of Aviation in ETS; eTurbo News / United Kingdom’s APD: Tax from hell?

Articles about the Boeing, Airbus and Embraer announcement: Aviation International News / Airframers Combine Forces To Promote Aviation Biofuels; Rinnovabili / Airbus, Boeing, Embraer: ieri nemici, oggi eco-alleati; Times of India / Boeing, Airbus and Embraer team up for aviation biofuels; ZeeNews / Airplane rivals launch joint biofuel project; Bernama / Boeing, Airbus And Embraer To Collobarate On Aviation Biofuel Commercialization; Bloomberg BusinessWeek / Airbus, Boeing, Embraer to Cooperate on Biofuel Development; Chicago Tribune / Boeing, Airbus and Embraer team up for aviation biofuels; Edie.net / Affordable biofuels take flight with airline pledge; Aviation Week / Airbus, Boeing And Embraer In Biofuel Development Pact; Agence France Presse / Airplane rivals launch joint biofuel project; NASDAQ / Airbus, Boeing, Embraer To Push Development Of Biofuels For Aircraft; Greenair Online / Leading aircraft manufacturers set aside their rivalries to collaborate on accelerating aviation biofuel commercialisation; Energias Renovables / Los fabricantes de aviones se unen para acelerar el uso de biocarburantes; Aviation Express; New Era / Carbon tax endangers aviation sector

General articles: Bloomberg BusinessWeek / Boeing to Offer 777 Successor, Asking Board as Early as 2012; Manila Bulletin / Sixth Aviation And Environment Summit; IISD / Aviation Summit Calls for Global Framework on Emissions Reductions; AvStop Aviation News / Airbus To Focus On Aviation Growth & Environment At Summit In Geneva; Business Standard / Boeing backs Airbus in EU row, stands firm on WTO; Reuters / Boeing backs rival in EU row, stands firm on WTO; Greenair Online / Improvements in global air traffic efficiency must be speeded up if industry emission goals are to be reached, says CANSO/Boeing report; Aviation.ca / ATAG and GARDN sign agreement to promote environmental research in aviation; Orient Aviation / Signs of compromise; Flight Global / Attention focuses on ICAO as emissions trading row rumbles on; Airport World / Joe Bates reports from the Aviation & Environment Summit

Declaration: BusinessGreen / Boeing joins Airbus in EU carbon trading complaint; Global Post / Boeing joins fray to oppose EU airline emissions fees; Environmental News Network / Global aviation sector commits to support a sustainable future; CFM / CFM Joins Aviation Leaders in Signing Declaration on Climate Change; Airport World / Aviation leaders pledge to support sustainable development; First Post / Airbus and Boeing sign declaration - photos; Green Technology World / On a Wing and a Dare: Aviation Industry Challenges Rio+20 to Go Greener; Humanitarian News / Aviation Summit calls for global framework on emissions reduction; Travel Daily News International / Global aviation sector commits to support sustainable development; Business Green / Boeing joins Airbus in EU carbon trading complaint; Air Traffic Management / Global ATM demonstrates unity on environment; Airlines International / Support for Sustainable Development; Emirates Environment Report 2011-2012 / Emirates supports... the signing of the recent declaration (page 47)

ATAG welcomes ATR: Travel and Tour World / ATAG welcomes ATR to Board of Directors; CANSO / ATAG Welcomes ATR to Board of Directors; El Economista / El fabricante de aeronaves ATR se une al Grupo del Transporte Aéreo (ATAG); Air Transport News / ATAG welcomes ATR to Board of Directors