Press Releases

  • Climate change measures progressed at ICAO Assembly

  • MONTREAL, 4 October 2019 – Governments meeting at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) 40th Assembly in Montreal have supported the prioritisation of work on developing a long-term goal for aviation CO2 emissions, with that work to be completed for presentation at the next ICAO Assembly in 2022. They also re-affirmed support for the development of the CORSIA climate change measure for international aviation.

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  • Over 200,000 commercial flights using low-carbon fuel show an energy transition is possible

  • Montreal, 26 September 2019 – As the world’s aviation community gathers in Montreal for the 40th session of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Assembly, the aviation industry is demonstrating its commitment to climate action every day across its global network, this week surpassing 200,000 passenger flights using sustainable aviation fuels. Through deployment of new technology, improvements in operations and infrastructure, the sector is working to improve efficiency and cut CO2 emissions in the short- and medium-term.

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  • Air transport a key sector in supporting sustainable development globally

  • Montreal, 26 September 2019 – Organisations from across the air transport sector today reminded governments of the important role that air transport development can play in national and regional sustainable development planning. Governments are meeting in Montreal for the 40th session of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Assembly.

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  • Aviation industry encourages long-term climate action from governments

  • Montreal / New York, 23 September 2019 – The aviation industry, alongside environmental groups, will request governments to set a timeframe for agreement on a long-term target to reduce CO2 emissions from air transport at a meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) starting this week in Montreal.

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  • Climate action in aviation an inspiring challenge

  • Montreal, 13 May 2019 – The aviation industry should be inspired by its role in the fight against climate change, according to one of its sustainability leaders. Michael Gill, the Executive Director of the cross-industry Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) today told the Global Sustainable Aviation Forum that recent United Nations reports on climate coupled with increased awareness by members of the public highlighted the fact that the time for action is now.

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  • Aviation industry applauds another CORSIA milestone

  • Geneva, 6 March 2019 – The aviation industry today welcomed another significant milestone in the development of the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). The Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has established a technical advisory body to help determine which emissions offset units can be used for CORSIA compliance.

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  • Countdown to CORSIA nears key milestone

  • Geneva, 3 October 2018 – At the Global Sustainable Aviation Summit in Geneva today, airlines and aircraft operators around the world were reminded about upcoming milestones for the ICAO Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA).

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  • Air transport: 65.5 million jobs, $2.7 trillion economic activity

  • Geneva, 2 October 2018 – The global air transport sector supports 65.5 million jobs and $2.7 trillion in global economic activity, according to new research released today by the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG). The report, Aviation: Benefits Beyond Borders, explores the fundamental role civil aviation plays for today’s society and addresses the economic, social and environmental impacts of this global industry.

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  • Global Summit explores air transport’s sustainable future

  • Geneva, 27 September 2018 – Over 300 delegates are meeting in Geneva next week for the tenth Global Sustainable Aviation Summit, organised by the Air Transport Action Group. The Summit brings together industry sustainability experts along with governments and representatives of civil society to look at the role air transport can play in supporting economic growth and reducing environmental impacts.

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  • ICAO Council takes key step in CORSIA implementation

  • Geneva, 27 June 2018 – The aviation industry today congratulated the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for delivering a key step in the implementation of the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), a world-first mechanism that will help offset the growth of international aviation CO2 from 2020. It is part of a package of measures including technology, sustainable aviation fuel, operational and infrastructure advances to continue to reduce the sector’s carbon emissions.

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