Aviation Environmental Protection

The 38th session of the UN International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Assembly opens today in Montreal.

Per Item 17 of the proposed agenda concerns Environmental Protection: the Council will present reports on activities with regard to: a) aircraft noise, including night curfews; b) aircraft engine emissions affecting local air quality; c) international aviation and climate change, including progress made on a new CO2 emissions Standard for aircraft, States’ action plans and assistance to States, sustainable alternative fuels for aviation, market-based measures and global aspirational goals; and d) the trends assessment of the impact of aircraft noise and emissions and models and tools under development for this purpose. Information will be provided on the cooperation and main developments with other United Nations bodies in the area of relevance to aviation. In this context, the Council will present proposals for updating the Consolidated statement of continuing ICAO policies and practices related to environmental protection – General provisions, noise and local air quality (Assembly Resolution A37-18) and – Climate change (Assembly Resolution A37-19).

Member airlines of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) on June 3 2013 at its 69th Annual General Meeting (AGM) endorsed a resolution on “Implementation of the Aviation Carbon-Neutral Growth (CNG2020)”.

Here is The Guardian’s news article on current developments.

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