Collaborative aviation climate action takes flight (2). Iata: statement by its DG and CEO, Tony Tyler
Geneva, Switzerland - ATAG and ICAO issued yesterday a joint press release
(WAPA) - The Air Transport Action Group (ATAG), of which IATA is a member, yesterday issued a joint press release with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The aviation sector is joining with ICAO in a partnership to expand on work already being undertaken by air transport to reduce emissions from this important global industry.
Tony Tyler, the Director General and CEO of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), made the below statement of support.
"For 100 years, the aviation industry has worked in partnerships to bring people together safely. This year some 3.3 billion passengers will board aircraft—creating jobs, stimulating economic growth and making the human connections that have turned our big planet into a small and wonderful world. The UN Climate Summit reminds us that we must also work in partnerships to ensure a sustainable future. The aviation industry has big ambitions. The immediate challenge is to cap net emissions with carbon neutral growth from 2020. And by 2050 we want to cut net emissions to half of what they were in 2005.
We will meet these goals through new technology, improved operational efficiency, and better infrastructure. But we also need governments to agree a global market-based measure which can tackle aviation emissions. By working as partners across the industry, and with governments, we will deliver a sustainable future for aviation". (Avionews)