The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on governments to agree on policies to tackle carbon dioxide emissions from the aviation industry.
The organisation suggested that governments should adopt a single market-based measure to achieve carbon neutral goals by 2020.
Tony Tyler, IATA director-general, said, “Airlines are committed to working with governments to build a solid platform for the future sustainable development of aviation.
“This industry agreement should help to relieve the political gridlock on this important issue and give governments momentum and a set of tools as they continue their difficult deliberations.”
However, a number of airlines have not yet openly agreed on a global emissions limit, meaning that for instance EU firms can decide not to follow the European regulations on CO2 emissions.
Bill Hemmings, aviation manager at NGO Transport & Environment described IATA’s resolution as “a welcome departure from their historical position that better air traffic control, better planes and biofuels alone can solve the problem.”
He added, “However, it kicks the ball in the long grass, until after 2020, and sets out a string of unworkable conditions. It rules out the EU Emissions Trading Scheme as a stepping stone, as well as the raising of revenues, and impacts on traffic volume, which are inherent to any market-based measure. Finally it relies solely on out-of-sector offsets rather than real emissions reductions within aviation.”
The aviation industry has been criticised by campaigners in the past, as it is often considered “the fastest growing cause of greenhouse gas emissions”. The industry also claimed it would gradually switch to biofuels in order to become more sustainable, but campaigners have questioned this move on the grounds that biofuels are harmful.
Like our Facebook Page
How to Raise Money for Your Non-Profit or Charity: 7 Steps to Take
Solar-Powered Solutions for Lowering City Infrastructure Carbon Footprint
How to Prioritize Sustainability When Studying Abroad
EHS Management is Making the Construction Industry Greener
Best Sustainable Practices in the Construction Industry in 2024
Comparing Renewable Energy: Solar Power, Wind, Hydro & Bio
Maximizing Home Efficiency: The Renewable Way
10 Easy Ways To Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly
Energy Management Mastery: 4 Tips for Green Property Owners
Wonderful Ways to Make Your University Lifestyle Greener
Insider Tips for an Eco-Friendly Dubai Vacation in 2024
Polythene Bags and Food Safety: Crucial Role in Food Packaging
5 Tips for Creating a Sustainable Living Space
How Can Field Service Companies Reduce Their Carbon Footprint?
Solo Eco-Tourism Misconceptions That Need To Be Debunked
Embracing Sustainability: 7 Tips for Eco-Friendly Shopping
Crypto Market Makers Are Becoming More Eco-Friendly
Eco-Friendly Benefits of Energy Efficient Mortgages
Experience Thailand at Sea Yacht Chartering as an Eco-Tourist
Enjolying an Eco-Friendly Trip to Las Vegas as a College Student
- Features8 months ago
What is the Eco-Friendliest Option to Wash Your Dishes?
- Environment12 months ago
6 Home Improvements You Can Make to Help the Environment
- Editors Choice11 months ago
7 Tips to Minimize the Negative Impact Businesses Have on the Environment
- Environment12 months ago
The Truth About The Environmental Impact of Dogs