September 17, 2014
World leaders are meeting at the United Nations in New York on 23 September with a focus on scaling up climate change efforts. As a responsible global industry, aviation is taking part in Climate Summit 2014 to outline our contribution to climate action.
As the website www.enviro.aero outlines, the air transport industry is engaged in a huge variety of climate mitigation efforts around the world and we hope to boost this effort with a joint announcement on climate action between the cross-industry Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) and the United Nation's specialised agency International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
Event: Climate action through sustainable alternative fuels
The International Civil Aviation Organization, Air Transport Action Group, Consulate General of Denmark in New York, Airlines for America, Amyris/Total, Novozymes, and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will have an event to celebrate and recognise actions and commitments by the aviation industry to mitigate climate change. Specifically, the role that advanced biofuels can play across the air transport sector to reduce net emissions of carbon dioxide.
Aviation action announcement
Governments, under the auspices of ICAO, and the aviation industry, represented through the cross-industry Air Transport Action Group (ATAG), are jointly taking proactive and concrete actions to achieve common goals to further improve air transport fuel efficiency and stabilize the sector's net CO2 emissions from 2020.