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Joint NGO Letter to IATA: Endorse a meaningful global market-based measure to address aviation’s contribution to climate change

03 Jun 2013

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Aviation accounts for five percent of human-caused global warming effects and these emissions are set to continue to grow significantly. This growth will endanger our chances of limiting global warming to 2°C above pre-industrial levels, which would lead to devastating consequences for humanity. We strongly support efforts to reduce emissions through technical and operational measures but these measures will not be sufficient to address the aviation sector’s fair share of necessary global emissions reductions.

This NGO letter made up of representatives of environment, development, community and science groups strongly urges the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and its member airlines to endorse a meaningful global market-based measure to address aviation’s contribution to climate change at your upcoming Annual General Meeting and actively encourage government representatives to agree on such a measure at this year’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Assembly to be implemented by the time of the next Assembly.

Read the letter here.