Last month, the worldwide aviation industry applauded a crucial climate agreement reached by governments meeting at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The negotiations, to put in place the world’s first carbon offsetting scheme for any global sector, have had the backing of the aviation industry, which first proposed the measure in 2009. Now, 66 States have already volunteered to join the carbon offsetting and reduction scheme for international aviation (CORSIA) from its outset in 2021. This means that over 80% of the total growth in aviation CO2 after 2020 will now be covered, focus now turns to capacity building and industry will support ICAO’s efforts to ensure the successful implementation of the CORSIA.
The agreement is just one element of aviation’s climate change commitment: the sector remains devoted to deploying new technology, ramping up investment in sustainable alternative fuels, improving operational performance and working with States on infrastructure efficiencies. This side event will explore some of these issues and look at how global policy agreements are being matched by on-the-ground action across the sector. Join the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG), International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Airports Council International (ACI), ATR and Royal Air Maroc to learn more about the historic climate agreement at of the recent ICAO Assembly and other work by the aviation sector to reduce emissions and improve capacity building worldwide.
WHEN: Tuesday 8 November, 15:00 – 16:30
WHERE: Moulouya Room, Green Zone of COP22
WHO: All registered delegates to the Blue Zone of the UNFCCC COP22 will have automatic access, but if you need a public pass to access the Green Zone (where this side event will take place), please contact the COP22 organisers here: http://visit.cop22.ma/reservation/en/demande.aspx
November 08, 2016
Moulouya Room, Green Zone