India says new international treaty will be required to enforce ICAO aviation emissions global market-based measure
India’s representative on the governing ICAO Council believes an agreement can be reached on a global market-based measure (MBM) to reduce the impact of growing international aviation carbon emissions but it would need to be backed up with an international treaty signed by all 191 member states. Without such a binding agreement, it will be hard to enforce compliance on airlines and countries, Prashant Sukul told the aviation industry’s Global Sustainable Aviation Summit. However, the FAA’s Carl Burleson, an experienced US negotiator on the ICAO MBM issue, responded that formulating a treaty would cause an unnecessary delay in implementing the scheme. Sukul said India and the other BRIC countries would expect to be a part of the global MBM from its proposed start in 2020 and added the new process now taking place at ICAO “had to work”.
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