23-Sep-2009 8:41 AM

Airlines present climate change proposals to heads of governments

IATA presented (22-Sep-2009) its proposals for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting in Copenhagen, to be held during Dec-2009. The aviation industry presented a paper outlining the industry’s commitment to three sequential targets:

  • Improving carbon efficiency with a 1.5% average p/a improvement in fuel efficiency to 2020;
  • Stabilising emissions with carbon-neutral growth from 2020;
  • Emissions reductions with a 50% absolute cut in emissions by 2050 compared to 2005. [more]