ICAO Council President Aliu urges States to remain engaged as much work lies ahead in CORSIA implementation
The sustainability of international civil aviation is a key priority for ICAO and its States today, and governments worldwide greatly appreciate how aviation’s ability to connect us all has never been more important to our planet’s shared prosperity.
So began ICAO Council President Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu as he presented the views of ICAO and its Member States to the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG)’s Global Sustainable Aviation Summit, taking place in Geneva from 2-3 October. ATAG serves as a sustainability-focused umbrella organization for the air transport industry globally.
“Since the last ICAO Assembly in 2016, the implementation of the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) has been one of the main priorities for ICAO,” President Aliu continued, emphasizing that the very rapid and milestone development and approval by States of the new CORSIA international standards through ICAO earlier this year “is clearly representative of the increasing focus on climate change priorities which ICAO is now witnessing in every world region.” [...]
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