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Ministers gather for the International Transport Forum Summit

Posted 23 May 2016 · Add Comment

Fifty ministers of transport have gathered for the International Transport Forum Summit in Leipzig, to discuss 'green and inclusive transport'.

Tony Tyler, director general and CEO of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) opened the summit, and said:
 
“We need your help this year with our mid-term goal to cap net aviation CO2 emissions from 2020. The industry is looking to government ministers in this room to support the ICAO work on developing a global offsetting scheme for international aviation. Our experts are working to make air travel even more efficient. We would like to collaborate with your governments to help support a global offsetting scheme for air transport and to provide a clear path for our sector’s climate future.”
 
Governments are negotiating the first ever agreement on developing a global market mechanism for a single sector.
 
“The industry is ready to play its role and we further encourage governments to deliver a deal with concrete parameters that allows us to start implementation from 2020,” said Michael Gill, executive director, Air Transport Action Group. 
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