Greenhouse Gas Emissions from International Aviation
Legal and Policy Challenges
By Alejandro Piera
While the aviation sector has introduced a number of technological and operational measures to curb its greenhouse gas emissions, these will not offset the emissions expected from its projected growth. This book examines the legal framework underlying the international aviation and climate change discourse. It analyses the suitability of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) institutional setting to address climate change and provides a critical assessment of the European Union Emission Trading Scheme. Finally, the author makes several recommendations to facilitate the adoption, implementation and, ultimately, compliance with ICAO’s global market-based measure scheme to limit greenhouse gas emissions from international aviation.
Alejandro Piera Valdés is an international consultant on international law, air transport and environment. He was Advisor to the United Arab Emirates on the ICAO Council and served as rapporteur to the modernisation of the Tokyo Convention of 1963. In addition to his private practice experience, Alejandro was also Senior Legal Counsel of IATA. He holds a Doctoral and LLM degrees from McGill University and a law degree from the National University of Asuncion. Alejandro may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org