The amount of mega tonnes of CO2 emitted by aviation and shipping in 2012
The % projected increase in shipping emissions by 2050 if no action is taken
The % projected increase in aviation emissions by 2050 if no action is taken
The % of CO2 emitted by aviation and shipping in 2050 if nothing is done

Act now, delay hurts everyone

Would it make sense to try and keep your house cool with the heating on?

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.

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Richard Branson

Richard Branson

Virgin CEO

We need to include the aviation and shipping sectors in the final agreement to be reached in Paris. The climate impact of international aviation and shipping are equal to that of Germany and South Korea respectively, yet both sectors may be exempted from the emission targets to be set in Paris.

Matthias Groote

Matthias Groote

Member of the European Parliament, S&D Spokesperson on climate and part of the EP delegation to COP21