Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released the following statement from its Director General and CEO Tony Tyler on the conclusion of the COP 21 in Paris.
“IATA welcomes the historic COP 21 Paris Agreement which will provide additional momentum to Governments for the negotiations at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on an aviation emissions agreement, which are expected to conclude next year. The aviation industry, through ICAO, is working towards securing its goal of carbon-neutral growth from 2020, and the positive outcome of the Paris conference gives more impetus to Governments to achieve this.”
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Notes for Editors
- IATA (International Air Transport Association) represents nearly 260 airlines comprising 83% of global air traffic.