Global Aviation Climate Deal : Environment for UPSC Exams

Global Aviation Climate Deal : Environment for UPSC Exams

  • The world’s first agreement to curb aviation’s greenhouse gas pollution has been struck by 191 nations in a landmark United Nations accord at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a UN agency, in Montreal.

  • A global emissions-reduction scheme that will apply to passenger and cargo flights that generate more than 10,000 tonnes of annual greenhouse gases.

  • Global aviation emissions in 2020 will be used as a benchmark, with around 80% of emissions above 2020 levels offset until 2035.

  • The new system will be voluntary until 2027.

  • Commercial aircraft emit 11 per cent of carbon emissions produced from transportation.

  • The ICAO deal would require airlines to limit their emissions or offset them by buying carbon credits from designated environmental projects around the world.

  • In 1997, Kyoto Protocol first assigned responsibility for international transport emissions to ICAO and IMO(International Maritime Organization).

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