Cutting Net Emission | IATA Asks Cooperation Among Govts. & Airlines

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called upon the governments and airlines to form more partnerships for keeping the aviation sector in a better position while handling emission.

According to IATA, airlines can work together with governments in four different areas to speed up the sustainability agenda.

The areas include widening the presence of the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) agreement, which was signed around a year back.

IATA director general and CEO Alexandre Juniac said: “CORSIA was a historic demonstration of what can be achieved when governments and industry work together.

“Implementing it will be a critical enabler of aviation’s commitment to carbon-neutral growth from 2020.

“But our ultimate goal is much more ambitious – cutting net emissions to half their 2005 levels by 2050.

“72 countries have volunteered to implement CORSIA from the initial voluntary period starting in 2021.”

“Along with implementing CORSIA, we must move much faster on key issues such as the development of sustainable aviation fuels and the reform of air traffic management.”

So far, 72 countries have volunteered to implement CORSIA from the initial voluntary period starting in 2021. This voluntary participation has enabled the agreement to cover more than 80% of the global aviation industry.

IATA has noted that the governments should finalise the technical details of CORSIA soon in order for the airlines to be able to implement the agreement on time.

Airlines are also required to purchase offsets under CORSIA and establish systems for monitoring and verifying carbon output.

Both airlines and governments can join hands to promote the development of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) and new technologies. They can also work together to improve infrastructure for reducing emission, according to IATA.

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