Environmental Protection will always be an important ICAO Strategic Objective. ICAO has been working in this area since the late 1960s, first focusing on the establishment of international policies and standards related to aircraft noise, but gradually expanding to other subject areas such as local air quality and subsequently climate change.
Based on recent figures from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), aviation (domestic and international) accounts for approximately 2 per cent of global CO2 emissions produced by human activity; international aviation is responsible for approximately 1.3 per cent of global CO2 emissions.
Though significant technological progress has been made in the aviation sector since the 1960s and aircraft produced today are about 80 per cent more fuel efficient per passenger kilometer, aviation emissions are forecasted to grow in the coming decades, as the projected annual improvements in aircraft fuel efficiency of around 1 to 2 per cent are largely surpassed by forecasted traffic growth of around 5 per cent per year. Read More…
Watch Manuel Caballero discuss environmental protection and the role of Market Based Measures:
During the A39 Assembly, ICAO embarked on a new initiative that will help us bring our hosted workshops to a broader audience throughout the year. The A39 workshops launched as Sky Talks, a dynamic video experience that shares the knowledge of authoritative presenters and knowledgable industry professionals. The format included 30 minute presentations in-front of a live conference audience. The taped presentations are being edited and for release to the public through this blog and our associated social media platforms reaching hundreds of thousands of Aviation professionals online.