In a strong message to governments meeting at ICAO's 37th Assembly in 11 days in Montréal, 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.
Speaking at the Aviation & Environment Summit in Geneva, the Air Transport Action Group's, executive director, Paul Steele, declared: “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”.
See the next issue of Airport World for a full report of the conference.