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ICAO, why can't you be a bit more like your sister and adopt a long-term absolute goal? | ICCT
ICAO, why can't you be a bit more like your sister and adopt a long-term absolute goal?
Fri 4 May 2018 - Arguably, the biggest climate news so far in 2018 is the International Maritime Organization (IMO) finally adopting a global climate framework for international shipping. In doing so, it joined its sister agency, ICAO in establishing a plan to cut emissions in their respective sectors. These two sisters, who weren't specifically mentioned in the Paris Agreement, were in competition to be the next agency to formulate a strategy. ICAO beat IMO to the punch by adopting its own global climate deal in 2016. Now that both are in place, how do they compare? This analysis by Dan Rutherford of ICCT argues ICAO is clearly the underperforming sibling. However, he suggests ICAO could go a long way to making up the gap if it were to adopt industry's goal of a 50 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions by 2050 on an absolute, rather than net, emissions basis.  Read more ...