IATA Urges Governments to Support Aviation Emission Approach

21 September 2010 (Last Updated September 21st, 2010 18:30)

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged the world's governments to unite and support the targets set by global aviation industry to stop climate change. The targets include a 1.5% average annual improvement in fuel efficiency to 2020, capping net emissions from 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged the world's governments to unite and support the targets set by global aviation industry to stop climate change.

The targets include a 1.5% average annual improvement in fuel efficiency to 2020, capping net emissions from 2020 with carbon-neutral growth and cutting net emissions in half by 2050 compared with 2005.

The aviation industry will focus on investing in new technology, more efficient infrastructure, more effective operations and positive economic measures to achieve these targets.

IATA recommended that governments adopt a global approach to meet the targets during the upcoming International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) triennial assembly in Montreal.

IATA's director general and CEO Giovanni Bisignani said the changes seen at the United Nations framework convention on climate change will help facilitate an agreement at ICAO.

Bisignani has also urged governments to stop implementing uncoordinated economic policies that will obstruct measures to reduce emissions.