Aviation industry demands that governments deliver global emissions framework

Geneva - In a strong message to governments meeting at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) 37th Assembly in 11 days in Montreal, leaders from across the air transport industry today called on them to endorse a set of ambitious targets for reducing aviation emissions end establish a global policy framework to deliver them.

 Paul Steele, executive director of the Air Transport Action Group and summit organiser, said, "Aviation has a common vision. We have global targets - capping our net carbon emissions from 2020 and halving our net carbon emissions below 2005 levels by 2050. We also have many of the tools to achieve these ambitious goals. This Summit has shown that we are making significant progress towards achieving them. Now is the time for governments to come to the party".

Steele said that governments meeting at ICAO in October must make decisive progress. "The aviation industry urges the ICAO Assembly to agree on a global framework to address aviation CO2 emissions, underpinned by ambitious but realistic targets and a set of fair and balanced principles".

Over 300 delegates from 47 countries, including representatives of the aviation industry, governments and NGOs have been meeting in Geneva, Switzerland at the fifth global Aviation & Environment Summit. The event showcased the initiatives underway across all sectors of this global industry to reduce emissions and translate them into standard operating procedure.




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