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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 Foundation

  • 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

  • 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 - ...


    By Friends of the Earth

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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, ...

  • UK welcomes aviation`s inclusion in EU emissions trading scheme

    The decision to include aviation in the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme has been welcomed by UK Environment Secretary Hilary Benn. Mr Benn said that last week’s groundbreaking agreement, which saw all 27 EU countries support the proposal, is a major step forward for the fight against climate change. Under the new agreement, emissions from aviation will be capped at 2004-06 levels so ...


  • Aviation Industry Rejects Europe`s Climate Emissions Trading System

    MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada, October 2, 2007 (ENS) - The United Nations body responsible for regulating the aviation industry, wound up its annual assembly in Montreal on Friday without requiring that airlines limit their greenhouse gas emissions by participating in the existing European emissions trading system. Instead, the International Civil Aviation Organization, ICAO, created a ...

  • 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 ...


    By Friends of the Earth

  • Aviation emissions: Environment MEPs reject informal deal with EU ministers

    Draft plans to exempt intercontinental flights' greenhouse gas emissions from the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) until the start of 2017 were rejected by Environment Committee MEPs on Wednesday, even though they had been informally agreed with EU ministers. Parliament as whole will vote on the file on Thursday, 3 April. Under the proposed revision, as informally agreed with 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

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