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International aviation is responsible for 5% of man-made global warming and shipping for almost 3% of all Greenhouse gas emissions. And their emissions are expected to increase by up to 270% if no action is taken. Therefore, limiting a temperature increase to 1.5°C won’t be possible if the COP Agreement does not include emission reduction obligations from international aviation and shipping.
Transport & Environment therefore calls for countries participating in COP21 to insist that the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and International Maritime Organisation (IMO) set realistic reduction targets consistent with 1.5°C objective and adopt measures to implement them.
These sectors are crucial to our global economy, but they must grow in a way that does not come at the expense of the planet and the world’s most vulnerable states.
The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) have made a number of claims about their performance in tackling climate change that are contradicted by the […]
Aviation is responsible for almost 5% of all global warming and its emissions are predicted to grow by up to 300% in 2050. Such a growth rate would make the […]
The Danish Government, the European Climate Foundation (ECF), Transport & Environment (T&E) and Naturschutzbund Deutschland (NABU) are convening a high-level discussion on international shipping emissions at an official side at […]
The next UN climate climate negotiations (COP21) commencing in Paris this November must clearly state that international aviation and shipping be subject to emission reduction targets.
They want action too
Taxing business class at a rate of 180€ per flight and economy class at a rate of 20€ would yield the 150 billion €, required to finance the adaptation fund.
Thomas PikettyEconomist at Paris School of Economics
Without ambitious mitigation action in these areas, it will therefore be even more difficult to achieve the internationally agreed goal of keeping the average global temperature rise below 2°C.