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  • Airlines agree to cut aviation emissions

    A majority of the 190 governments belonging to the international body that oversees civil aviation have agreed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft. The decision, taken Friday by the International Civil Aviation Organization, will cover 90 percent of worldwide air traffic.  The deal breaks a 10 year ICAO stalemate over greenhouse gases and marks the first time governments have ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Aviation industry plans to curb emissions

    The aviation industry has taken the first step towards limiting the ever-growing carbon dioxide emissions from aircraft in an attempt to reduce airline contributions to global warming. Delegates at the 39th congress of the International Civil Aviation ...


    By Climate News Network

  • EU governments back emission trading for aviation

    Airlines should be included in the European carbon trading scheme (ETS), EU environment ministers agreed almost unanimously on Tuesday. Most also said there should be no initial exemption for flights to and from non-EU destinations. But there was no consensus on when carbon caps should be first applied to the sector. In their first public debate on draft legislation to include aircraft emissions ...

  • UN Civil Aviation Group Works to Cut Emissions

    A landmark agreement aimed at getting the global airline sector to cut carbon emissions by 2020 was approved by the general assembly of the United Nations group that oversees civil aviation. Delegates from 184 member countries of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) ratified the agreement on Friday. The agreement, a ...


    By Associated Press

  • EU governments dismantle emissions trading for international aviation

    EU member states yesterday succumbed to pressure from third countries and the aviation industry and decided to shrink the aviation emissions trading system (ETS) to only cover flights between EU airports until 2016. This decision leaves long-haul flights totally unregulated and sends the signal internationally that EU sovereignty can be curtailed through outside pressure.> This deal would ...

  • Aviation to cut carbon emissions to 2005 levels by 2050

    The Climate Change Committee (CCC) announces more drastic cuts in UK aviation carbon emissions, reports Envido.The Climate Change Committee (CCC) has argued that to achieve a global reduction of 50% of all greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 the UK may be forced to cut carbon emissions by 90% by 2050 to allow the aviation industry to adopt low-carbon technologies. Asking consumers to fly less, ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • UN calls for tougher carbon emission targets for aviation

    The UN calls for the aviation industry to improve fuel efficiency by 2% a year to 2020, reports EnvidoThe UN aviation authority, the ICAO, has agreed to halve carbon emissions from aviation by 2050.The International Air Transport Association (IATA) proposal released last month included halving carbon emissions from aviation by 2050, ensuring carbon emissions peak from the same date and improving ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Aviation industry must cut emissions without offsetting

    Commenting on this week's vow by airlines to cut emissions, Friends of the Earth's Executive Director Andy Atkins said: 'The aviation industry rightly recognises that it must play its part in tackling climate change - but it mustn't be allowed to create  a smokescreen that lets governments off the hook. 'Emissions from flying must be cut, but this must be done without using offsetting - ...


  • Measures to Reduce Aviation, Shipping Emissions in the Spotlight

    Efforts seeking to reduce emissions from the aviation and shipping sectors got a boost in recent weeks. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) adopted a new emissions standard for aircraft, and the European Commission put forward proposals addressing emissions from both the aviation and shipping sectors. Emissions from the aviation and shipping sectors account for 2% and 2.5% of ...

  • Improving the sustainability of aviation

    Aviation offers many economic and social benefits, but at a cost. In particular, aviation creates greenhouse gas emissions and may have negative impacts on the local community, such as noise. A new report argues that a stronger evidence base establishing the true benefits and impacts of aviation is needed before any major decisions on the expansion of airports can be made. The aviation industry ...

  • UN aviation agency presses global emissions trading plan

    The UN's aviation agency is pressing on with developing the framework for a global emissions trading scheme despite a growing number of regional and national schemes, a top official for the group said on Friday. Emissions from international aviation fall outside reduction commitments of the Kyoto Protocol but will be part of a new and broader UN climate pact that about 190 nations will try to ...

  • Aviation firms warn of ‘trade war’ over EU emissions trading plans

    Opposition to EU plans to include non-European airlines in its Emissions Trading System from 2012 erupted this week with Airbus and Virgin Atlantic warning of a potential trade war with China. But the European Commission has said it will not back down - a position supported by environmental NGOs and carbon market investors. The US and Chinese aviation industries have been unhappy with the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • European Commission launches public consultation on monitoring of aviation emissions

    The European Commission has launched an online public consultation on guidelines for the monitoring, reporting and verification of CO2 emissions from civil aviation. Such guidelines are necessary to ensure that the requirements of the EU Emissions Trading Directive will be applied in a harmonised way to all aircraft operators when the aviation sector is brought into the EU Emissions Trading ...

  • USA orchestrating major push to stop aviation emissions trading

    A leading American airline is thought to be behind an intensive push by the USA and other governments to prevent international aviation entering the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) in January. Earlier this month, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (Icao) approved a non-binding resolution calling on the EU to rethink emissions trading for flights involving non-EU airlines, ...

  • New CCC advice offers no wriggle-room on aviation emissions

    A new report from the Committee on Climate Change, published today, on how to deliver the ambitious climate targets agreed in Paris in 2015 identifies aviation as a ‘hard to treat’ sector and continues to caution against unlimited passenger growth. The Government’s priority, CCC ...


    By A.E.F. S.r.l.

  • Environment Committee confirms the need for global aviation emissions deal

    The European Parliament’s Environment Committee voted today for a one-year ‘stop the clock’ derogation from the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) for flights to and from Europe[1]. Environmental NGOs Transport & Environment (T&E), WWF, Germanwatch and Brot für die Welt think the ‘stop the clock’ concession is bigger than necessary given the limited ...

  • Europe caves in to foreign pressure, guts aviation emissions-reduction law

    Members of the European Parliament today capitulated to pressure, bullying and threats from third countries, the aviation industry and EU leaders lacking vision and courage by voting to shrink the aviation emissions trading system (ETS). The weakened ETS will only cover flights between EU airports until 2017, which leaves long-haul flights totally unregulated and thus reduces the amount of CO2 ...

  • European Parliament increases pressure on ICAO to agree a global aviation emissions deal

    The European Parliament today voted to confirm the Commission’s proposal to suspend for one year the inclusion of flights to and from Europe in the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS). The Parliament’s decision stressed that the EU’s emissions clock will start again if the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) does not manage to agree on a global deal to curb ...

  • Official UK Government climate advisers call for curbs on aviation emissions

    Global aviation emissions should be capped as part of international efforts to tackle global warming, the UK government's official climate change advisor recommended this week, ahead of crucial international climate negotiations in Copenhagen. In a letter to Transport Secretary Lord Adonis and Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Miliband, the Committee on Climate Change said that developed ...


  • UK government decision on international aviation and shipping emissions announced

    The UK will defer a decision on whether to include international aviation and shipping emissions in carbon budgets until the setting of the fifth carbon budget in 2016, by which point there should be more clarity on how aviation emissions will be tackled at an EU and global level. Last month, the European Commission proposed that it would suspend international aspects of the aviation EU Emissions ...

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