Saturday, December 19, 2009

IATA pushes for emissions deal

IATA teamed with other aviation industry bodies to press for ICAO to lead a common position on the issue at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Copenhagen. This meeting will set greenhouse gas emissions targets to take effect after the Kyoto Protocol expires in 2012. The industry proposed a commitment to improve CO2 efficiency by an average of 1.5% annually to 2020; carbon neutral growth thereafter and for a 50% reduction in carbon emissions by 2050 compared to 2005 levels.

While ICAO's declaration affirmed its commitment to address the issue and targeted a more aggressive 2% cut in average fuel efficiency until 2020, this is followed by an "aspirational" annual fuel efficiency improvement of 2% thereafter to 2050...

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