6/13/2013

The International Air Transport Association has proposed a single, global solution for aviation emissions after 2020. "Our concern is that every state will deal with aviation carbon emissions by themselves. This would be a nightmare," said Paul Steele, IATA environment director. IATA proposes that the fastest and simplest market-based measure to introduce and oversee would be a single mandatory carbon-offsetting system where all airlines would purchase carbon credits from other industries to offset their future growth, with no revenue share. This would also minimize competitive distortion, according to Steele.

Related Summaries