ICAO Publishes 2010 Environment Report

Wed, 12/01/11

Just over three years ago ICAO launched its first Environmental Report, which brought together a vast array of information regarding aviation and environmental protection.

Building on the success of the 2007 report, ICAO has launched a second report — this time dedicated entirely to climate change.

Climate change is one of the most important issues of the century and a priority for the United Nations. It is a major challenge for the sustainability of air transport, and an area where tremendous technological advancements have taken place over the last three years.

The ICAO Environmental Report 2010: Aviation and Climate Change consists of eight parts and guides the reader through the latest assessments of the impacts of aviation on climate change, as well as the possible measures to address them. It includes information on sustainable alternative aviation fuels, and other climate related topics such as adaptation and green financing.

The report also covers the cooperation of ICAO with UN bodies and other international organizations in this area including the outcomes of the eighth meeting of ICAO’s Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection, the latest developments showcased at the ICAO Colloquium on Aviation and Climate Change, and the results of the 37th session of the ICAO Assembly on Climate Change.

Many of the articles summarize studies and reports by some of the foremost international experts and renowned scientists in their fields. Others highlight developments that have emanated from various UN fora such as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

ICAO is firmly committed to ensuring that international civil aviation contributes its share to efforts to deal with climate change. As with all ICAO policies, those that address the environment are developed in keeping with the fundamental principle that aviation is a global industry and, as such, requires global solutions.

Click here to access the report.

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