Time to get in the loop! Nations must reduce aviation emissions (Watch This! #5)

  By Adela Putinelu, Carbon Market Watch The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) is expected to agree this year on a market based mechanism to address aviation emissions. After the European Commission delayed its plan of including international aviation in its emissions trading scheme for one year, pressure is now on ICAO to ensure that …

“Stopping-the-clock” on emissions from air travel – what’s the buzz? (Newsletter #2)

This year is a crucial one for countries to finally address emissions from international aviation, which is responsible for 4.9% of man-made global warming. The Kyoto Protocol requires Parties to find solutions to mitigate emissions from aviation by working through the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Since Kyoto however, ICAO has proved to be incapable …

Press Statement: European Parliament’s Environment Committee rejects allowing more offsets for aviation industry

Brussels, 26 February 2013. Today, the European Parliament’s Environment Committee voted in support of the EU Commission’s “Stop-the-Clock” proposal which derogates flights to and from Europe from the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) for one year to give enough time to negotiate a global agreement for addressing emissions from international aviation by autumn 2013. …

Open letter to the ICAO for a market-based measure to reduce aviation emissions

In light of this Friday’s Council of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) where the future of a global aviation measure to combat climate change will be decided, 25 NGOs from around the globe signed and sent to the ICAO’s Secretary General an open letter in which they call for the urgent need of a …

Aviation and Shipping

[smoothcategory catg_slug=”aviation-shipping”] Global Aviation Market Mechanism Carbon Market Watch has been advocating for fair an effective climate protection in the aviation sector. Our work centers around the market mechanism that the aviation sector is currently debating. Aviation contributes to about 2% of global CO2 emissions and if other warming effects are included, total GHG effects …