Global Deal to Regulate Aviation Pollution Coming To An End

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There are less than five days to negotiate a deal between countries at the UN International Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and to initiate a process to control emissions from international aviation, the fastest source of carbon pollution worldwide.

The International Coalition on Sustainable Aviation (ICSA) – the only official civil society observer at the UN’s ICAO proceedings – will hold a press call at 10:00am EST on 5 October to share the latest Montreal developments.

ICSA stresses that politics should not further compromise the ambition of this aviation climate agreement as negotiations wind to a close. Key ICSA experts on the ground in Montreal will discuss the current state of the agreement, provide insight on where key players stand and signal what to expect when the Assembly closes on Friday, 7 October.

Time of press briefing is subject to change based on real time events. Please RSVP online by 11 PM CEST, 10 PM BST, and 5 PM EST on Tuesday, October 4 to be notified of schedule changes.

To attend in person, the address is:

The W Montreal
901, Square Victoria
Montreal, H2Z 1R1
Studio 2, 2nd Floor

To join online or by phone: Online (international): https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/659377165 Phone (U.S.A.): +1 (408) 650-3123 | Passcode: 659-377-165

Topics and speakers include:

Topic

Speaker

Description

Progress on the Assembly Negotiations

Tim Johnson, Head of ICSA Delegation

Highlight of key developments of the negotiation process to date.

Status Update on the Global Market-Based Measure

Andrew Murphy, Aviation and Shipping Officer,Transport & Environment

Briefing on the current state of the global market-based measure and progress made on ICSA’s five key elements.   

Current Emissions Coverage and Country Participation on the Global Market-Based Measure

Annie Petsonk, International Counsel, Climate & Air, Environmental Defense Fund

Discussion on where key countries stand on participating in the global market-based measure. Analysis of current participation and the resulting percentages of emissions that are covered and that are still unaccounted for based on current sign ups to the early stages of the programs.

What’s Next on the Horizon for Global Aviation?

Brad Schallert, Deputy Director of International Climate cooperation, World Wildlife Fund

Examination of the needed next steps that ICAO will have to take in the coming months to increase the ambition of the current deal in order for international aviation to contribute its fair share of emissions reductions and deliver on the temperature goals of the Paris Agreement.

Please note that topics and speakers are subject to change based on negotiation developments. Throughout the Assembly, ICSA will also have delegates from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Africa on site to answer questions on government and civil society positions in the specific regions represented.