13th July, 2009
The Brussels-based organisation ‘Transport and Environment’ has published a devastating exposure of a decade of ICAO, the International Civil Aviation Organization. It shows how ICAO have not just failed themselves to address climate changing emissions from aviation but have sought to obstruct progress from others.
The table below summarises ICAO’s stance.
|2001||Fuel taxes||Reaffirms opposition|
|2001||GHG emission standard||Rules out|
|2001||Closed emissions trading||Opposes|
|2004||Global ETS||Dismisses in favor of existing schemes|
|2004||GHG emissions charges||Three year moratorium|
|2007||EU emissions trading system||Attempts to block inclusion of foreign carriers|
|2009||General||GIACC sets unambitious targets|
GHG – greenhouse gases
ETS – emissions trading scheme
GIACC – Group on international aviation changes