IATA reports it will be looking for states to make decisions that will enable the aviation industry to meet its ambitious commitment to stabilizing emissions from 2020 via carbon-neutral growth, according to IATA DG and CEO Tony Tyler said in a statement.
The organization reports a common understanding that rthe 2020 goal will be reached through a four-pillar strategy of improved technology, more efficient infrastructure, and better operations. The fourth pillar, market-based measures (MBMs), will fill the gap in the interim.
IATA has called upon the assembly to:
· Agree a roadmap for development of a single global MBM for aviation to be implemented from 2020 that can be adopted at the next ICAO Assembly in 2016.
· Agree the principles for development of a global MBM, including the 2020 carbon-neutral goal; that aviation emissions should only be accounted for once; that a global MBM should take account of the different operating circumstances of operators around the world.
· Ask ICAO to develop milestones that could help build the foundation for a single global MBM, including an ICAO standard for monitoring, reporting and verifying emissions from aviation; and a mechanism to define the quality of verified offset types that could be used in a global MBM for aviation.
The ICAO Assembly takes place between Sept. 24 and Oct.4.
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