11.06.2007
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2007-06-10 - IATA EmissionsreduzierungIATA calls for zero emissions future

Fluggesellschaften wollen Emissionen reduzieren<br /> The International Air Transport Association (IATA) issued four challenges to reduce the air transport industry emission levels. "The environmental track record of the industry is good: over the last four decades we have reduced noise by 75%, eliminated soot and improved fuel efficiency by 70%.

And the billions being invested in new aircraft will make our fleet 25% more fuel efficient by 2020. This will limit the growth of our carbon footprint from today's 2% to 3% in 2050," said Giovanni Bisignani, IATA Director General and CEO. "But a growing carbon footprint is no longer politically acceptable—for any industry. Climate change will limit our future unless we change our approach from technical to strategic. Air transport must aim to become an industry that does not pollute—zero emissions," said Bisignani.
The four challenges are: Air Traffic Management: Governments and air navigation service providers must eliminate the 12% inefficiency in global air traffic management. "Cut air traffic inefficiency in half by 2012 and we immediately save 35 million tonnes of CO2.," said Bisignani. Technology: The aerospace industry must build a zero emissions aircraft in the next 50 years. "I challenge the US, Europe, Canada, China, Brazil, Russia and Japan to coordinate basic research on a zero-emissions aircraft and then compete to develop products based on this research.," said Bisignani. A Global Approach: Climate change is a global issue, requiring a global solution. "The challenge is for the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and its 190 member States to deliver a global emissions trading scheme that is fair, effective and available for all governments to use on a voluntary basis.," said Bisignani. Green businesses: "The final challenge i s for airlines to implement green strategies across the business. IATA is developing IATA Project Green to help airlines implement global best practice Environmental Management Systems. This will place environment alongside safety and security as a core promise to our 2 billion passengers," said Bisignani.




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