The litmus test: An on-time departure for ICAO’s global market-based measure

January 19, 2016

The International Civil Aviation Organisation is due to agree, at its triennial General Assembly in October 2016, a global market based (GMBM) mechanism for international aviation emissions. The International Coalition for Sustainable Aviation, a coalition of environmental NGOs which includes T&E, have drafted a Litmus Draft for what an environmentally effective GMBM would contain.

The International Coalition for Sustainable Aviation (ICSA) calls upon the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and its Member States to deliver on their leadership commitment to finalize a global market-based measure (MBM) to cap international aviation’s net carbon pollution at no more than 2020 levels, and adopt the MBM at ICAO’s 2016 Assembly. The litmus test for ICAO’s leadership is an on-time launch for the global MBM, together with an open process to establish a “review and ratchet” mechanism to cut emissions below 2020 levels.

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