International Civil Aviation Organization Members Agree to Support Aviation Sector 2050 Net Zero Aspirations
“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the #earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” These words were penned by Leonardo da Vinci long before air #travel, but there’s no doubt they were prescient.
According to the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI), in 1960, 100 million passengers travelled by air. Sixty years later, the total annual world-wide passenger count was approximately 45 times that, eclipsing 4.5 billion.
Along with commercial #aviation, we business and leisure travellers contribution to 2.5% of global #carbon #emissions, although scientists believe its total impact could be as much as 3.5%. Whatever the exact figure, the point is, the impact is immense and solutions rely on system-wide #sustainability-led transition, resting on collaborative public and private sector efforts across governments and the aviation and #transport industries.
This said, over the last few days, at a meeting in Montreal convened by the The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a plan was accepted by the 193 countries who are members of the ICAO to curb #carbonemissons from flying and support the aspirations of #netzero aviation by 2050.
It's true that the initiative isn’t perfect. It's true that there is more to do. But the agreement does serve as a launchpad that one hopes will allow ideas to take flight for accelerated action and arrival to 2050 #netzero.
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