State Action Plans to address international aviation emissions reductions prove a success story for ICAO
If market-based measures have proved a contentious issue at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), State Action Plans have become something of a success story for the UN agency’s climate change activities. Action plans are largely a product of ICAO Assembly Resolution A37-19 passed by the last Assembly in 2010 in which member states were encouraged to submit voluntary plans outlining their respective policies and actions to address CO2 emissions from international aviation. Since then, the ICAO Secretariat has conducted numerous workshops worldwide to guide and assist states in compiling their plans. The effort has paid off and as of last month 59 states have submitted action plans, representing over 77 per cent of international revenue tonne-kilometres (RTKs), with a further 23 states planning to submit plans before the end of the year.
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