• ICAO wants aviation out of Kyoto follow-up

    A senior figure in the International Civil Aviation Organisation has indicated that the aviation industry wants to keep air transport out of the follow-up agreement to the Kyoto protocol.

    The Icao council’s president Roberto Kobeh Gonzalez told an aviation conference in Malaysia that the ‘ultimate goal’ for aviation must be eliminating carbon emissions, but he said international emissions from aircraft should remain Icao’s responsibility and not be included in the next UNFCCC climate agreement.

    Environmentalists are against Icao keeping responsibility, as it has ruled out every proposed action on climate change since the Kyoto climate conference.