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ICAO agrees to new strategy on use of sustainable fuels

Members of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) have ratified a new strategy that tackles the aviation industry’s use of sustainable fuels. The new 2050 Vision for Sustainable Aviation Fuels is designed to guarantee that the traditional jet fuels will be substituted with sustainable options to a large percentage by the year 2050. Extensive talks tackling the vision were held and formalized in the recently concluded second ICAO Conference on …

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IATA putting the clamps on emissions to help address climate change

According to IATA’s Asia-Pacific Regional Director, Vinoop Goel, who recently graced the APEC Transport Meeting held in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, aviation is responsible for 2% of the global man-made emissions. “We are working together with international agencies and other stakeholders to meet the goals of limiting emissions,” Goel announced. The aviation industry is taking a closer look at emissions through the four pillars which includes; Technology having new …

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Countdown for CORSIA begins

Aircraft operators and governments have been put on notice as the implementation of the new carbon offsetting and reduction scheme for international aviation (CORSIA) approaches. That was the main message that was resonated to delegates at the Global Aviation Summit staged in Geneva, Switzerland. The gathering had delegates meeting to seek more information regarding the program, according to the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG).  Governments agreed to formulate the scheme …

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ICAO President tackles emissions and development needs at 2017 ATAG Global Sustainable Aviation Summit

International Civil Aviation Organization President Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu stressed the need for harmonized aviation investment and development, while offering critical updates on the progress the ICAO is making on the new Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). Aliu issued the strong message at the 2017 Global Sustainable Aviation Summit hosted by the Air Transport Action Group. “Air transport’s role in economic development is more important today …

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IATA calls for greater urgency in managing the impact of climate change

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said that there is a pressing need for governments and airlines to keep aviation at the forefront of industries in managing the impact of climate change. The call is a timely one, given that it comes on the eve of the very first anniversary of the landmark global agreement of the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) at the 39th Assembly …

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Industry High Level Group bares seven-point checklist that would maximize the benefits of aviation

The International Civil Aviation Organization-supported Industry High Level Group (IHLG) has bared that by 2034, the aviation industry would provide nearly 100 million jobs and generate $5.9 trillion in GDP, a huge 122% rise over 2014. It also revealed that if traffic growth were to lag by 1% annually, it would impact the number of jobs being backed by the air transport sector, and would fall over 10%, and the …

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Swiss aircraft operators required to submit data for new emissions trading scheme

Aircraft operators traveling to and from Switzerland from the European Union and domestically are ordered to submit the first data for the country’s new emissions trading scheme (ETS) by month’s end. With the deadline nearing, several operators might not be abreast that the new scheme began on July 1, with data acquisition taking place from January 1 to December 31, 2018. The ETS is being conducted and overseen by the …

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MEPs to limit exemption from EU ETS of flights to and from Europe

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) voted to restrict the exemption from the European Union Emissions Trading System of flights going to and coming from Europe until 2021, until further investigation on the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) global offsetting measure dubbed as CORSIA is completed. Sustainable transport group Transport and Environment (T&E) regarded this vote as significant to preserving European climate goals. MEPs also recommended a number of amendments …

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Member of European Parliament makes case to back single Global Aviation Emissions Trading Scheme to plenary

After getting massive support from the European Parliament’s Transport Committee in June 2017 to ‘Stop the Clock’ on the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme for aviation, Conservative Transport Spokesman, Jacqueline Foster MEP moved the debate to the floor of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. In a speech at the European Parliament about the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) debate, Foster had this say: “President, colleagues. First, I would like …

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European Union gears up to make emissions-trading system Brexit-proof

The European Union has formulated a proposal that would make its emissions-trading system – considered to be the largest in the world – immune to possible supply unrest in the event the UK removes itself from the region’s carbon market as part of Brexit. The European Parliament is set to vote on the proposal that would keep companies and airlines in the EU Emissions Trading System using carbon allowances issued …

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