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The “whole world” called on to decarbonize the aviation sector


The signatories of the document call on all partners around the world to work together in view of the 41and assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO, an agency of theUnited Nations based in Montreal) convened at the end of September.

The text is signed by 42 States, the 27 of the European Union, but also in particular Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Morocco and Georgia.

Dozens of organizations and companies, including airports, airlines, aircraft manufacturers and energy companies, also initialed the declaration, revealed the French Minister Delegate for Transport, Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, while welcoming a moment historical.

Gathered in the French capital of aeronautics, headquarters in particular of Airbus, in the south-west of France, the signatories wish that at theInternational Civil Aviation Organizationcountries adopt2050″,”text”:”an ambitious long-term goal for international aviation of net zero carbon emissions by 2050″}}”>an ambitious long-term goal for international aviation of net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

The document notes that many countries and international institutions, as well as groups federating airlines and aeronautics manufacturers, already support this principle of net zero in the middle of the century.

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Convince the recalcitrant

This is particularly the case of the European Union (EU), the United States and the International Air Transport Association (IATA), an organization of some 300 airlines carrying out more than 80% of world traffic. But some big emitters like Russia and China have set the deadline at 2060.

This appeal, which has no binding value, is counting on a ripple effect to convince other countries. Mr. Djebbari had previously mentioned Brazil, India, South Africa or the countries of the Middle East.

The idea is to arrive at the General Assembly of theInternational Civil Aviation Organization as fully armed as possible in order to get everyone on board. »

A quote from Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, French Minister Delegate for Transport

He says he believes that there is an international consensus that is currently being forged on the 2050 target.

To achieve carbon neutrality in 28 years, the signatories notably support improving aircraft technology, improving operations, using sustainable aviation fuels, market-based measures, carbon pricing, financial incentives and supporting environmental and climate innovation in the area.

In particular, they want the establishment effective and ambitious intermediate steps to ensure progress.

The signatories also underlineICAO to ensure a global level playing field”,”text”:”the importance of international cooperation within ICAO to ensure a global level playing field”}}”>the importance of international cooperation within theInternational Civil Aviation Organization to ensure a level playing field globallywhile companies are worried about different constraints depending on the geographical area.

If they say take take into account the growing expectations of civil society with regard to the decarbonisation of transport, in particular aviationthe promoters of the declaration do not mention a possible limitation or reduction in air traffic, as claimed by non-governmental organizationor limits to the criticized use of carbon offsetting mechanisms.

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