EUROPE & CIS: Copenhagen accord step in right direction: IATA
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has welcomed the Copenhagen Accord as an Ã¢â‚¬Å“important step in the right directionÃ¢â‚¬Â for climate change. IATA said the fact that aviation emissions were not addressed specifically in the accord, is a Ã¢â‚¬Å“reflection of the pro-active measures the industry has taken to set challenging targets for itself, together with […]
February 1, 2010
IATA said the fact that aviation emissions were not addressed specifically in the accord, is a Ã¢â‚¬Å“reflection of the pro-active measures the industry has taken to set challenging targets for itself, together with an aggressive strategy to achieve them.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The industry body also pledged to continue working towards meeting these goals which include: Improving fuel efficiency by an average of 1.5 per cent per year to 2020; stabilising carbon emissions from 2020 with carbon-neutral growth; and achieving a net reduction in carbon emissions of 50 per cent by 2050 compared to 2005.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We came to Copenhagen to be part of the deal and we were encouraged by the level of support for the industryÃ¢â‚¬™s global sectoral approach and targets. We will continue to press states to include these global targets in any future deal,Ã¢â‚¬Â said IATA director general and CEO Giovanni Bisignani.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We also found consensus among the delegations that a global sectoral approach should be established for aviation emissions by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the UNÃ¢â‚¬™s specialised agency for aviation.Ã¢â‚¬Â Bisignani said IATA would work closely with ICAO to prepare a global framework for managing aviationÃ¢â‚¬™s emissions for the ICAO Assembly to consider in September 2010.