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ICAO agreement on aviation emissions a welcome first step: CANSO

12-Oct-2010 9:25 AM

CANSO welcomed (11-Oct-2010) ICAO's announcement that it has agreed a framework to stabilise and reduce aviation emissions.

CANSO: “We were particularly pleased to note that the 190 states at ICAO recognised the aviation industry’s vision for carbon neutral growth from 2020, and 50% reduction in emissions by 2050, compared to 2005. However, the air traffic management sector in particular requires more Government assistance if it is to achieve these ambitious targets. Greater political will is needed to help break down the institutional barriers to better civil-military cooperation, more flexible use of airspace, and better airspace design and management. In particular, transport and defence departments need to work together more closely to improve route efficiency.” Graham Lake, Director General. [more]