Airlines tell EU to redirect carbon reduction scheme

IATA says EU’s emissions trading scheme is “misguided”

The International Air Transport Association says that the air transport industry’s own agenda to reduce CO2 emissions is the correct one to take, urging the European Union to abandon its “misguided plans to include aviation” in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme starting in 2012. Tony Tyler, IATA’s director general and CEO, said in a speech at the Greener Skies conference in Hong Kong that airlines, airports and manufacturers were already committed to improving fuel efficiency by 1.5% annually until 2020, capping net carbon emissions from 2020 with carbon-neutral growth and cutting net emissions in half by 2050, compared to 2005.
“These are challenging targets,” he said. “Airlines represent 2% of global manmade CO2 emissions. This year that is estimated to be some 650 million tonnes of CO2 emitted while carrying 2.8 billion passengers and 46 million tonnes of cargo. By 2050, the industry aspires to carry 16 billion passengers and 400 million tonnes of cargo with some 320 million tonnes of CO2 emissions.”
IATA is not opposed to emissions trading, he added. “But the EU’s unilateral and regional approach to ETS could not be more misguided. It is distracting governments from focusing on the real solution – a global approach through ICAO.”
IFW
[pictured: contrails over France and the English Channel; photo courtesy MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC]

x

Check Also

airlines, air travel, demand, passengers, business, IATA, 2016, Europe, world, RPK, capacity, Alexandre de Juniac

Farnborough Air Show day 1, airlines announced new aircraft orders for more than USD 20 billion.

The bi-annual airshow at Farnborough airport outside London is the world’s largest display of aircrafts, both civil and military, together with the bi-annual Paris Air Show, at Le Bourget airport. The Farnborough Air Show is on during July 16-22 and Standby Nordic will report on relevant news.

IATA, ACI, Eurocontrol, capacity, airports, tight, crunch, compatition, slots, management, congestion, air travel, airlines, EU, Europe, report, study

Airlines urge airports to ease capacity crunch

IATA weighs into the debate about the growing squeeze at airports, saying airports and governments “must do more”.

IATA, Al Baker, Qatar Airways, CEO, management, gender equality, airlines, board, man, women

Qatar CEO: Only a man can run an airline

The new chairman of the International Air Transport Association embarrasses his colleagues.

air travel, airlines, costs, 2018, warning, IATA

Airlines cut profit forecasts as costs soar

Rising costs such as fuel, staff, rising interest rates and trade tensions are adding to airlines' woes in 2018.

air travel, 2018, delays, flights, number, Eurowings, Germany, Ryanair, airlines, Condor, Air Berlin, fleet, strike, weather

Europe air passenger demand sharply down

The factors behind the trend are a slowing of economic growth and fewer discounts due to higher costs.

IATA, payment, credit card, account, bank, new, system, platform, pilot, project, test, fraud, fees

Airlines to test sales without credit cards

In a pilot project overseen by IATA, some airlines will soon start to allow payments direct from bank accounts.