Six European countries ask ICAO to not back down from aviation emissions goals

June 6, 2018 |

In Belgium, Reuters reports that France, Norway, Finland, Belgium, Austria and the Netherlands are concerned about potential weakening of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s 2016 agreement seeking to cap airline emissions at 2020 levels. Aviation biofuel has been seen as a key way of achieving those goals and a weakening of the mandate could also weaken drivers for investment in those fuels. The six countries wrote a letter to ICAO ahead of next week’s meeting that will look to reach a compromise among member states who are concerned the targets are unrealistic.

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