Major Montreal meet-up on aviation biofuels

May 13, 2013 |

In Canada, around 200 delegates from 44 countries are meeting in Montréal today, in a meet-up organized by the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG), to explore:  the commercialization of aviation biofuels; the balanced approach to reducing noise for aircraft operations; and the reforms needed to realize the potential efficiencies in air traffic management. The conference will conclude with an important panel focusing on the ICAO discussions on market-based measured for aviation – a key issue at this year’s ICAO Assembly.
ATAG’s Executive Director, Paul Steele, says, “this year is an important one for the discussions on aviation and climate change. It is vital that September’s ICAO Assembly delivers realistic progress towards a global market-based measure for international aviation. All sectors must play their part in reducing CO2 emissions. While aviation has made very significant progress in reducing its environmental footprint and we have set ambitious goals for reducing emissions, a global market-based measure is the missing key component in our plans.”

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