ICAO BRINGS POSITIVE AND CONCRETE RESULTS TO THE UNITED NATIONS CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE IN CANCUN, MEXICO

The remarkable achievements of international civil aviation in addressing climate change and the shift in approach of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) from policy setting to implementation will be the focus of ICAO’s participation in the Sixteenth Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 16) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which gets under way Monday, 29 November. 

A comprehensive Resolution on aviation and climate change adopted on 8 October by the 37th Session of the ICAO Assembly makes international aviation the first sector with a shared global commitment to environmental goals of increasing fuel efficiency and stabilizing its global CO2 emissions in the medium term.  Included are: a global aspirational goal of 2 per cent annual fuel efficiency improvement up to 2050; development of a CO2 standard for aircraft by 2013; a framework for market-based measures; and concrete steps to assist States to contribute to the global efforts.

Full text of the Assembly Resolution is available on the ICAO website:

http://www.icao.int/env/A37_Res19_en.pdf.

A review of ICAO’s environmental programme is highlighted in a short video on the home page of ICAO’s website: www.icao.int.

For additional information on ICAO’s environmental policies and programmes, or to arrange for interviews in Cancun, please contact:

Denis Chagnon
Revenue, Coordination and Communications Office
E-mail: dchagnon@icao.int
Tel
: + 1 (514) 954- 8220 (office)   
Tel: + 1 (514) 212- 1323 (mobile) 

Sue-Ann Rapattoni
Revenue, Coordination and Communications Office
E-mail: srapattoni@icao.int
Tel
: + 1 (514) 954- 8221 (office)
Tel: + 1 (514) 212- 1051 (mobile)

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