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July 20, 2015
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Americas: Justifying Jets in the Midst of Climate Change


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“How do we reconcile the need to serve all corners of the globe, to help boost development, and to support sustainable tourism, whilst also taking care to reduce CO2 emissions?” asked Tony Tyler, director general and CEO, International Air Transport Association, at an event during the Paris Air Show in June.

Tyler reviewed the work of IATA’s Air Transport Action Group in 2009, which laid out three goals:

1. A short-term fuel efficiency goal of 1.5 percent annual improvement (which Tyler said the industry is currently surpassing)

2. A mid-term goal to stabilize net carbon-dioxide emissions from aviation at 2020 levels

3. A long-term goal to halve CO2 emissions from the sector by 2050 (with 2005 levels as a baseline)

Reaching these goals involves a “four-pillar strategy,” including improved technology, more efficient operations, better infrastructure and an effective, global market-based measure.

That fourth pillar of the plan—developing a global market-based measure (MBM) for air transport—is still under way. 

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