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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30 May 2019
Shipping must stay the course and agree on effective climate measures, including a pollution price
15 Mar 2019
First class or economy? – An assessment of credit providers for the aviation offsetting scheme
28 Feb 2019
Letter from the International Coalition for Sustainable Aviation to the ICAO Council on the adoption of the Emissions Unit Criteria EUCs in order to address double counting and increase CORSIA’s transparency.
26 Feb 2019
Existing UN carbon credits will do nothing to offset aviation industry pollution, new Nature study finds
19 Feb 2019