At UN Aviation Meeting, Overnight Talks Offer Chance for Progress Toward Climate Deal

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At UN Aviation Meeting, Overnight Talks Offer Chance for Progress Toward Climate Deal

MONTREAL – The UN aviation agency, at its meeting today, presented the resolution text for a global market-based measure to cap international aviation emissions, with countries and international organizations – including the International Coalition for Sustainable Aviation (ICSA) – offering statements and initial observations. Of the 88 countries that intervened, nearly all expressed strong support for the global market-based-measure, and most made a strong commitment to join in the early phase.

The President of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Assembly is holding bilateral consultations overnight with the aim of presenting to the meeting tomorrow any modifications of the text.

As ICSA stressed in its intervention, political compromise shouldn’t further compromise the ambition of the aviation climate agreement. Countries should use this opportunity to expand participation in the measure’s first phase and improve environmental integrity.

 

Media contact: Ben Rubin | Email: brubin@climatenexus.org | Phone: +1 (201) 779-5090