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Global Aviation Climate Deal Concludes With Mixed Results, Aviation Environment Federation comment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 6 October, 2016 Contact: Tim Johnson, +44 (0) 77 1038 1742 // tim@aef.org.uk // James Lees +44 (0) 20 3102 1509 // james@aef.org.uk Global Aviation Climate Deal Concludes With Mixed Results, Aviation Environment Federation comment Montreal — An overwhelming …

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Cost of flying to increase with a new runway while ICAO calls for major biofuel investment

Big increases in ticket prices would be the only way to reconcile a new runway with climate laws, new analysis shows. Up to £43 would need to be added to a return flight from Manchester to Amsterdam, £162 for a …

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Flightpath 1.5 campaign launches 100 days after the Paris Agreement to urge the UN to tackle aviation’s CO2 emissions

Leading environmental NGOs today launched FlightPath 1.5, a global campaign dedicated to cutting aviation CO2 emissions and ensuring that aviation contributes its fair share to the goal of limiting the global temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Aviation was …

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ICAO establishes first binding CO2 standard for aircraft

The International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO’s) environment committee has agreed a CO2 standard to be applied to all new in-production commercial and business aircraft delivered from 2028, and a separate technology standard for new aircraft designs from 2020. According to analysis by the …

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Why aviation needs to be part of any agreement at the Paris Climate Conference

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is holding COP21 in Paris from the 30th November. Since 1992, the UNFCCC has been the venue for negotiating legally binding agreements on the reduction of carbon emissions. The Kyoto Protocol of 1997 …

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America Is Finally Taking Emissions From Flying Seriously – So Let’s Not Drop the Ball

Past attempts to find a global way of dealing with aviation’s carbon emissions have fallen short, most recently with European countries like the UK trying to impose a carbon regulation but lacking international support, particularly from across the pond. So today’s announcement by the American Environmental Protection Agency that carbon dioxide emissions from aircraft are a danger to the health of the public could mark a turning point.

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Draft text for Paris climate talks calls for an aviation emissions target

The text for negotiations leading up the Paris climate change talks calls for a global emissions reduction target for aviation and shipping. This serves as a reminder to the UN body ICAO that the aviation sector has to make progress towards tackling its growing emissions.

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