CO2 standard for aircraft – another Greenwash?

ICAO, the UN aviation agency, is working on a CO2 efficiency standard for new aircraft. Aviation is the only transport mode without such a standard for new vehicles. In sector emission reductions are vital as ICAO predicts international aviation emissions, already substantial, will grow up to 300% by 2050.

 

Hosted by Lucy Anderson MEP (S&D)

ICAO, the UN aviation agency, is working on a CO2 efficiency standard for new aircraft. Aviation is the only transport mode without such a standard for new vehicles. In sector emission reductions are vital as ICAO predicts international aviation emissions, already substantial, will grow up to 300% by 2050.

The work will be finalised next February. However, current plans will see the standard have little to no impact on emissions and will regulate only 5% of the world’s fleet in 2030. Industry strongly opposes regulating new versions of existing aircraft which comprise the vast bulk of aircraft deliveries over the next generation. The EU wants to decarbonise and cut emissions 40%. But that message doesn’t seem to have got through to the European representatives working on the ICAO standard.

This briefing will assess the process and discuss what can be done in the short time remaining. Speakers will consider how it can be improved or whether the EU should work with the US EPA and develop something effective.   

Speakers - representing the institutions, trade unions, NGOs and industries - TBC

Breakfast will be provided, please register by emailing: gaspard@transportenvironment.org

With the financial support of Umwelt Bundes Amt.


When?

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 08:00 to 09:30

Where?

European Parliament
Room ASP 1E1
1000 Brussels
Belgium

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