22 July 2022


On 19 July, Ministers and officials from 119 countries convened at ICAO for high-level discussions and briefings toward a new collective global long-term reduction goal for international aviation CO2 emissions. The new international emissions reduction goal is expected to be formally established at the 41st ICAO Assembly in September, and States had asked the ICAO Council to work in advance of that event to help them explore the feasibility of various emissions reduction options. 

The result of that work is a new report from the ICAO Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection, on the feasibility of a global long-term aspirational goal (LTAG) for international civil aviation CO2 emission reductions, outlining three integrated aviation in-sector scenarios. The report served as a cornerstone for States’ aviation emissions reduction discussions during the ICAO Council week, aimed at informing the recommendations they establish for Assembly States. 

ICAO President Salvatore Sciacchitano also called for an expression of strong political will on the part of States to work together with each other and industry through ICAO, and to deliver outcomes for an ambitious new global long-term aviation emissions reduction goal. 

As part of the lead-up to the high-level environmental engagements, ICAO has been pursuing environmental outreach and capacity building with States through a series of Global Aviation Dialogues over 2021 and 2022.  ICAO has also been hosting an annual series of environmental innovation stocktaking events, featuring presentations on latest environmental technologies and research efforts so that countries can better consider how proposed solutions can support the long-term decarbonisation of international air transport. 

Source: ICAO