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Shippers welcome air emissions deal

[ October 11, 2016   //   ]

The Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) hailed a deal signed by members of the UN International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO to offset carbon emissions from aircraft in early October.

GSF says that aviation currently represents 2% of global carbon emissions, but projected growth is expected to increase this significantly in future and shippers are under increasing pressure to report on the carbon intensity of their transport operations.

Chris Welsh, Secretary-General of GSF, said: “This is a landmark agreement that signals the aviation sector’s commitment to reduce emissions. While offsetting won’t become mandatory until 2027, this deal creates a roadmap for the sustainable future of global aviation which is a key enabler of economic growth and social development.”

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