Planes and ships are a growing source of global greenhouse gas emissions. On their current path, they will account for almost 40% of global CO2 emissions by 2050. While countries are responsible for the emissions from transport within their borders, responsibility for pollution from international shipping and aviation are hard to attribute to a particular country or jurisdiction.
For this reason, the primary responsibility for these sector’s climate efforts was assigned to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) respectively under the Kyoto protocol in 1997.
Following both UN processes as part of the NGO observer groups – International Coalition for Sustainable Aviation and Clean Shipping Coalition -, Carbon Market Watch works to ensure ambitious and rapid emission reductions from both sectors.
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Letter to European Commissioners Bulc and Arias Cañete, ECAC President Cherfils, ECAC Vice President Gandil on European Civil Aviation Conference
8 Oct 2018