IATA urges emission framework decision

IATA urges emission framework decision

IATA has urged governments around the world to agree on an aviation emission cutting framework at tomorrow’s ICAO Assembly. The 37th Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organisation is to be held in Montreal, although conclusions are expected to be revealed next week. “The biggest challenge for this Assembly is to reach an agreement on a global solution to manage emissions from international aviation,” said IATA’s Director General and CEO Giovanni Bisignani. “A united aviation industry of airlines, airports, air navigation service providers, manufacturers and general aviation has made ambitious commitments to cap and eventually cut its emissions. To be successful, governments must endorse these commitments in a globally agreed framework.” He explained that if no agreement can be met, the next opportunity will arise in 2013. “In the meantime the industry would be faced with a growing patchwork of conflicting and overlapping measures,” warned Bisignani. “For example, against global opposition, Europe would have to try to move forward with its unilateral emissions trading scheme.”

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