Aviation offset proposals won’t stop emissions hike, says EEA

Emissions from the global aviation sector will continue to rise in spite of the offset-based system proposed by the International Civil Aviation Organization, according to the European Environment Agency

Emissions from the global aviation sector will continue to rise in spite of the offset-based system proposed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), according to the European Environment Agency (EEA).

Unlike road transport, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from aviation were excluded from last December’s Paris Agreement and left in the hands of ICAO. The organisation plans to tackle them with a global market-based measure (GMBM) that would see the aviation sector offset GHG emissions via reductions in other sectors.

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