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  • What to expect from ICAO assembly’s talks on a climate deal for aviation

    Aviation is a substantial and growing driver of climate change, currently responsible for almost 5% of global warming. The objectives of the Paris Agreement cannot be achieved without action to rein in its emissions growth.

    This T&E briefing outlines how, at its triennial assembly (27 September – 8 October 2016), ICAO has an opportunity to adopt a global market-based measure which can be a starting point for greater global ambition. However, negotiations dominated by the need to protect industry and favour historic emitters is weakening the prospect of a credible deal.

    Europe must push for the strongest possible outcome, while recognising that ICAO action alone will never be enough to put aviation on a path consistent with the Paris Agreement. More ambition is needed from Europe’s own policies.