Decarbonising takes centre stage at 40th Icao assembly

The reduction of carbon emissions reains a top priority for the International Air Transport Association (Iata) and International Civil Aviation Organisation (Icao), who hosted the 40th Icao assembly from 24 September to 4 October in Montreal. The assembly reaffirmed its commitment to the implementation of the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (Corsia)—the world’s first global carbon offsetting scheme – with Iata Director General and CEO, Alexandre de Juniac, confirming the association’s pledge to reducing carbon emissions. 

“Sustainability is critical to earning aviation’s licensc to grow and spread its many economic and social benefits. Decarbonizing the sector is a major challenge. Our focus is on cutting emissions to half 2005 levels by 2050 and we are making consistent progress.  Flying today is 17.3% more fuel efficient than a decade ago. From 2020—with the help of CORSIA—the sector’s growth will be carbon neutral,” said de Juniac.

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