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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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Aviation and shipping emissions back in draft Paris climate deal

    The reinsertion of international aviation and shipping emissions into the draft Paris agreement has been welcomed by sustainable transport group Transport & Environment after it was dropped from text issued by the talks’ co-chairs on 5 October. However, the draft’s language needs to be considerably strengthened if it is to help curb the two sectors’ growing climate impact, ...

  • Aviation emissions: MEPs reach a deal with Greek Presidency of the Council

    EU legislation on aviation emission allowances will cover only intra-EU flights until the start of 2017, but will apply to all flights to or from the EU thereafter, says an informal agreement reached by MEPs and the Council Presidency on Tuesday. The legislation would also require EU member states to report on how they spend revenue from auctioning emission allowances. “The ...


    By European Parliament

  • MEPs fly in the face of bullying on EU aviation emissions trading

    Members of the European Parliament’s environment committee today courageously voted against a bad deal on aviation emissions trading foisted on them by political leaders in the UK, France and Germany. The bad deal, reached during trilogue negotiations, would have scaled back the Commission’s proposal to regulate all aviation emissions in EU airspace, in favour of only covering flights ...

  • 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 ...

  • Government approves fifth carbon budget but no aviation emissions plan

    The Government has today (30th June) approved the fifth carbon budget recommended by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). Each carbon budget covers a period of four years; the fifth budget will be from 2028-2032 (see ...


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

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • MEPs call for reduction target on aviation and shipping emissions in Paris deal

    Statement from Transport & Environment following European Parliament’s vote for the EU to ensure aviation and shipping emissions are included in the final Paris climate deal MEPs today called on the EU and all other countries at this year’s Paris climate summit to ensure a requirement is included for reducing emissions from international aviation and shipping. Parliamentarians ...

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