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Aviation emissions need a global approach, says TIACA

[ September 5, 2013   //   ]

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has reiterated its support for a global solution to aviation emissions, to be agreed through the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). It also endorsed the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) call for a single market-based measure to achieve this goal. With the triennial ICAO Global Assembly convening in less than a month, TIACA is calling upon ICAO members to agree on such an approach at the Assembly.

TIACA has consistently championed ICAO as the body to pursue a global agreement on aviation carbon emissions and campaigned strongly against the controversial inclusion of aviation in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme. It later welcomed the European Commission’s decision to postpone the application of the ETS to aviation. TIACA asked the Commission to pursue a global agreement through ICAO, which was designated in The Kyoto Protocol as the body with authority to set international aviation’s greenhouse gas policy.

TIACA added that that it is ready to join forces with ICAO and industry partners to develop a single market-based mechanism.

In April 2013, ICAO and TIACA signed a Declaration of Intent to strengthen cooperation on technical matters. Under the terms of the new agreement, ICAO and TIACA are working more closely on air cargo and mail security and facilitation, accelerating the evolution from paper-based to electronic processes, environmental stewardship, the liberalization of market access for air cargo services, and air cargo safety.

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