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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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  • Momentum builds towards ICAO offsetting scheme for international aviation

  • Geneva, 22 September 2016 – The aviation industry welcomed declarations by Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, Kenya and the United Arab Emirates in the last few days that they intend to volunteer to participate in a global carbon offsetting and reduction scheme for international aviation (CORSIA), currently being negotiated at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The CORSIA is part of a ‘basket of measures’ which will help aviation reduce its climate impact and it has the full backing of the aviation industry.

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  • Momentum builds as alternative fuels jet off on more airlines

  • Geneva, 19 September 2016 – The use of sustainable alternative jet fuel was given yet another boost today as JetBlue announced its intention to start using this renewable energy source for flights from New York from 2019 in a decade-long off-take agreement. Deployment of this new fuel is a key part of aviation industry commitments to reduce its climate change impact.

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  • Encouraging consensus building at ICAO climate talks, industry urges states to show more ambition

  • Geneva, 5 September 2016 – The aviation industry today welcomed announcements by the United States, China and 44 European States that they would voluntarily join a global carbon offsetting and reduction scheme for international aviation (CORSIA) currently being negotiated at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The discussions centre on the major design elements of the scheme and follow three years of talks which are due to conclude at the 39th ICAO Assembly from 27 September to 7 October this year.

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  • Supporting jobs, economic growth and sustainable development through aviation

  • New York, 19 July 2016 – Aviation is vital to the modern, globalised world, supporting millions of jobs and driving economic growth. But the benefits of connectivity must be protected with appropriate support from governments if the air transport sector is to fulfil its potential as a connector of people, trade and tourism and a driver of sustainable development. These are the conclusions drawn in a new report, Aviation: Benefits Beyond Borders, launched today by the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) at the United Nations High Level Political Forum’s Sustainable Development Goal Business Day in New York.

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