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Ready, Offset, Go! Aviation's Historic Climate Deal

Michael Gill | Posted 10.14.2016 | Green
Michael Gill

Anyone who has sat through UN negotiations knows that the process can be slow and frustrating. There are long stretches of inactivity followed by a day when you realize that big things can be achieved when people and countries come together to seek consensus. For those of us who have been working on climate issues in the aviation industry, last week marked the culmination of a number of years of work.

Fewer Than 18 Percent Of People Have Flown: What Happens Next?

John Mandyck | Posted 10.12.2016 | Green
John Mandyck

©2016 United Technologies Corporation, reproduced with permission, all rights reserved. As incomes rise with the global middle class growing from 25...

Will Aviation Climate Deal Help Save Forests?

Steve Zwick | Posted 10.08.2016 | Business
Steve Zwick

The Paris Climate Agreement created a framework for keeping the global rise in temperatures below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) over pre-...

Brother, can you spare three cents (for the climate)?

Daniel Rutherford | Posted 10.05.2016 | Green
Daniel Rutherford

Optimism is growing for a potential deal at ICAO's 39th Assembly this week on a global market-based measure (MBM) to price carbon emissions from inter...

Unfinished Business: President Obama's Climate Legacy

Lou Leonard | Posted 09.26.2016 | Green
Lou Leonard

It's not fair. You could argue that we shouldn't even be having this conversation. It really isn't close. But with less than two months left in his ...

FAA Funding Collides With ATC Overhaul and Airplane Fire Threats

Christine Negroni | Posted 02.11.2017 | Travel
Christine Negroni

The public has sporadic interest in air travel news; seat size and ticket prices get attention, as do stories of badly-behaving flight attendants. But...

CO2 standard is a milestone for air transport's sustainable future

Michael Gill | Posted 02.10.2017 | Green
Michael Gill

This week saw an important milestone for the aviation sector's ongoing efficiency drive with a technical, but important, new regulation taking shape a...

Information Transparency and No-Fly Zones in Conflict Areas

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.02.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

Why should it be left to governments and airlines with skin in the game to decide whether to issue flight restrictions or comply with warnings? What is needed is an international governing body charged with enforcing air corridor restrictions or closures, rather than merely issuing protocols and alerts.

Why Gina McCarthy Should Not Trust the Airline Industry When it Comes to Regulating Aviation Emissions

Kevin Grandia | Posted 04.21.2015 | Green
Kevin Grandia

The EPA has the authority and a court mandate to fulfill its mission. Rather than waiting on ICAO to do nothing as the industry requests, EPA should move forward with a strong domestic policy that will drive international ambition on reducing the harmful effects of aviation pollution.

Will Airlines Wreck Crucial Chance to Cut Global-Warming Gases?

Vera Pardee | Posted 11.10.2014 | Green
Vera Pardee

The airline industry's massive emissions of global-warming gases are completely unregulated. But that might be about to change -- unless the airlines manage to sabotage the process at the tail end.

Got Global Governance?

Christopher Holshek | Posted 08.12.2014 | World
Christopher Holshek

If you want good global governance, you have to provide good global citizenship.

Sovereignty and Senator Thune's Change of Tune

Kevin Grandia | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Last year, American sovereignty was the central rallying point used during Congressional efforts to block U.S. airlines from abiding by the European Union's Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS) -- a law aimed at reducing harmful aviation pollution.

UN Aviation Body Reaches Emissions Deal

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

By Valerie Volcovici MONTREAL, Oct 4 (Reuters) - The United Nations body in charge of civil aviation has reached a consensus on a mar...

Study Ranks Greenest Airlines

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 11.23.2013 | Green
Glenn Hurowitz

This is a great tool for frequent as well as occasional fliers concerned about their ecological footprint. It should also be a red flag for airline investors.

New Analysis Shows Urgent Need for U.S. Support on Aviation Emissions Solution

Kevin Grandia | Posted 10.30.2013 | Green
Kevin Grandia

New scientific analysis released today on the impacts of the aviation industry on our climate should give pause to government and industry leaders.

Major Airline Climate Decision Flying Under the Radar

Kevin Grandia | Posted 10.18.2013 | Green
Kevin Grandia

If the aviation sector were a country, they would be the seventh largest climate polluter in the world.

Aviation Industry to Governments: We Want a Global Cap on Aviation Climate Pollution Adopted This Year

Jake Schmidt | Posted 08.03.2013 | Green
Jake Schmidt

The aviation industry just endorsed an agreement that they "strongly encourage" governments to adopt a single global market-based measure to cap aviation's climate pollution at this year's meeting of the U.N. body tasked with managing international aviation.

Secretary Kerry: Secure a Global Agreement to Reduce Aviation's Carbon Pollution

Jake Schmidt | Posted 05.20.2013 | Green
Jake Schmidt

The aviation sector shouldn't be left off the hook to help address global warming. Next week Secretary Kerry has the chance to help advance an international agreement to cut aviation's global warming pollution. It is time for his leadership on this issue.

Aviation Global Warming Pollution Will Rise Without New Action: Study Details

Jake Schmidt | Posted 05.05.2013 | Green
Jake Schmidt

Now is the time for the U.S., China, India, Europe, and South Africa to secure a global aviations agreement that includes an emissions trading program. The deep cuts from the aviation sector necessary to address climate change won't be within reach without such a policy.

Tensions Rise During Carbon Emissions Dispute

Reuters | Posted 05.15.2012 | Green

* Working group to evaluate options, report in June * To consider role of developing countries * Under pressure to find ...

Poland and Russia Deadlocked Over Report into Causes of the Polish Air Force One Crash

Max Kolonko | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Max Kolonko

The government of Poland announced it will publish its own, independent report into the causes of the Polish Air Force One disaster. The accident, w...

Hot or Not? Iceland Style

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Ólafur Ragnar Grímssonhas has invited geologists, airline executives and yes, even the press, to come to Iceland to review what happened when Eyjafjallajökull volcano issued the belch heard round the world.

The Mystery of Poland's Presidential Plane Crash Deepens

Max Kolonko | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Max Kolonko

If the cause of the crash is determined to be a flight controller's mistake or a malfunction of the navigation equipment at the Russian airport, it could reignite the Polish-Russian conflict.

Runaway Sub Hampers Air France 447 Search

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christine Negroni

A runaway mini-sub temporarily halted progress on the French government's search of the Atlantic for the black boxes from Air France Flight 447. The r...