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  • Historic aviation climate agreement reached at ICAO

  • 06 October 2016: Montreal, 06 October 2016 – The worldwide aviation industry has applauded a crucial climate agreement reached by governments meeting at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) today. The negotiations, to put in place the world’s first carbon offsetting scheme for any global sector, have had the backing of the aviation industry, which first proposed the measure in 2009.

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  • Aviation industry urges governments to show climate leadership

  • 26 September 2016: Montreal, 26 September 2016 – Negotiations to complete the first global agreement on capping a single sector’s climate impact are due to resume in Montreal on Tuesday as the world’s governments meet for the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) 39th Assembly. The Assembly, which takes place every three years, will focus heavily on finding agreement between governments to develop a carbon offsetting and reduction scheme for international aviation, to be known as the CORSIA.

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  • Momentum builds towards ICAO offsetting scheme for international aviation

  • 22 September 2016: Geneva, 22 September 2016 – The aviation industry welcomed declarations by Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, Kenya and the United Arab Emirates in the last few days that they intend to volunteer to participate in a global carbon offsetting and reduction scheme for international aviation (CORSIA), currently being negotiated at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The CORSIA is part of a ‘basket of measures’ which will help aviation reduce its climate impact and it has the full backing of the aviation industry.

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  • Momentum builds as alternative fuels jet off on more airlines

  • 19 September 2016: Geneva, 19 September 2016 – The use of sustainable alternative jet fuel was given yet another boost today as JetBlue announced its intention to start using this renewable energy source for flights from New York from 2019 in a decade-long off-take agreement. Deployment of this new fuel is a key part of aviation industry commitments to reduce its climate change impact.

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  • Encouraging consensus building at ICAO climate talks, industry urges states to show more ambition

  • 05 September 2016: Geneva, 5 September 2016 – The aviation industry today welcomed announcements by the United States, China and 44 European States that they would voluntarily join a global carbon offsetting and reduction scheme for international aviation (CORSIA) currently being negotiated at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The discussions centre on the major design elements of the scheme and follow three years of talks which are due to conclude at the 39th ICAO Assembly from 27 September to 7 October this year.

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  • Supporting jobs, economic growth and sustainable development through aviation

  • 20 July 2016: New York, 19 July 2016 – Aviation is vital to the modern, globalised world, supporting millions of jobs and driving economic growth. But the benefits of connectivity must be protected with appropriate support from governments if the air transport sector is to fulfil its potential as a connector of people, trade and tourism and a driver of sustainable development. These are the conclusions drawn in a new report, Aviation: Benefits Beyond Borders, launched today by the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) at the United Nations High Level Political Forum’s Sustainable Development Goal Business Day in New York.

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  • Transport ministers urged to support global offsetting mechanism for aviation

  • 19 May 2016: Leipzig, 18 May 2016 – Fifty ministers of transport from countries around the world are gathering in Leipzig for the International Transport Forum Summit, the theme of which is ‘green and inclusive transport’. At the ministerial opening session today, Tony Tyler, Director General and CEO of the International Air Transport Association delivered a message on behalf of the global aviation industry:

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  • Aviation industry prepared to start global offsetting measure in 2020

  • 13 May 2016: Montreal, 13 May 2016 – Industry observers to this week’s High Level Meeting on a Global Market-Based Measure Scheme for international aviation were encouraged by the progress achieved in the talks, held at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Montreal.

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  • Government negotiators receive encouragement from aviation industry leaders

  • 10 May 2016: Montreal, 10 May 2016 – A High Level Meeting being convened by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on 11 May received executive-level support from the aviation industry today, as leaders representing all parts of the sector encouraged governments to progress their deliberations on a global carbon offsetting scheme for air transport.

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  • Governments urged to settle on key aviation climate package

  • 19 March 2016: Geneva, 20 March 2016 – Today, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) launched a series of regional outreach and education sessions as negotiations continue towards the adoption of a global climate agreement for air transport. The regional events, under the title global aviation dialogues (GLADs), are a key part of the agency’s work in the lead up to the ICAO Assembly in September.

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