AAPA welcomes ICAO aviation emissions agreement

Decision reached by governments to proceed with the development of a global market based measure addressing emissions from international aviation.


Andrew Herdman ICAO


Following the conclusion of the ICAO 38th Assembly meeting in Montreal, Canada, the Director General of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA), Mr. Andrew Herdman, welcomed the decision reached by governments to proceed with the development of a global market based measure addressing emissions from international aviation.

Mr. Herdman said, “The aviation sector has committed to ambitious environmental targets, and is successfully pursuing a four pillar strategy of technology, operations and infrastructure improvements, which will nevertheless need to be supplemented by market based measures.  This landmark agreement reached by representatives of 191 governments meeting at ICAO is an important milestone in developing a global market based measure.  It clearly demonstrates the benefits of international cooperation and a partnership effort involving industry pointing the way forward to a truly sustainable future for international aviation.”