While the Copenhagen agreement hammered out between world leaders is a good step, it doesn’t specify goals for aviation, says the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
IATA is welcoming the Copenhagen Accord as “an important step in the right direction for climate change”, but says the aviation industry will continue to move on its own individual targets as the agreement doesn’t specifically address the industry.
“We came to Copenhagen to be part of the deal and we were encouraged by the level of support for the industry’s global sectoral approach and targets,” said Giovanni Bisignani, IATA Director General and CEO.
“We will continue to press states to include these global targets in any future deal… we continue to urge governments to avoid creating a patchwork of national and regional solutions and to ensure aviation’s emissions are dealt with as a sector and across the world.”
The global aviation body continues to push for what it calls a “global sectoral approach” for the aviation industry.
IATA has called for the aviation industry to improve fuel efficiency by an average of 1.5% each year to 2020, from where carbon neutral growth will continue until 2050, at which time emissions will be at half of 2005 levels.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: W.X