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The pressing need for a strategy to ramp up ambition on mitigating emissions from aviation | Chris Lyle
The pressing need for a strategy to ramp up ambition on mitigating emissions from aviation
Mon 29 Apr 2019 - Greenhouse gases from aviation will continue to increase globally despite prevailing mitigation actions, whose effects are well outdistanced by traffic growth. ICAO is in the process of finalising CORSIA, the final link in the Organization's 'basket of measures' defined a decade ago for dealing with CO2 emissions from international aviation. This is a significant accomplishment, but one aimed at levelling off through carbon offsetting rather than actually reducing emissions. Chris Lyle argues there is a pressing need for a more ambitious aviation emissions mitigation strategy in the light of the Paris Agreement and the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C, building on the ICAO basket but going above and beyond the current ICAO process. Read more ...