State Action Plans and Assistance

Since the beginning of ICAO's journey to progress in terms of policy development and standards setting to limit and reduce the impact of aviation on the global climate, ICAO Member States demonstrated that they were interested in taking action and advancing initiatives on environmental protection. However, not all of them had the human, technical and financial resources to do so. To overcome this challenge, ICAO launched the State Action Plan initiative in 2010 as a means to provide States with the capacity and tools to take action.

 

This initiative enables all ICAO Member States to establish a long-term strategy on climate change for the international aviation sector, involving all interested parties at national level. These parties are encouraged to work together to define a quantified baseline scenario, select appropriate emissions mitigation measures from ICAO's basket of measures, and calculate the expected results of implementing those measures. The level of detail submitted within a State Action Plan will ultimately enable ICAO to compile global progress towards meeting the goals set by Assembly Resolution A37-19, and reaffirmed by A38-18, A39-2, and A40-18. States are invited to update their State Action Plans every three years, so that ICAO can continue to compile the quantified information submitted.

 

In order to support its 193 Member States with the development of their State Action Plans, ICAO has developed a series of guidance documents and quantification tools. More information about these resources is available from the State Action Plans – Frequently Asked Questions  page, under the question, "How can ICAO help in the development of a State Action Plan on CO2 Emissions Reduction Activities?" Additionally, in order to ensure that resources would be available to States for the development of their action plan, ICAO successfully established two partnerships with international organizations to secure funding for the development of specific technical assistance projects in support of its Member States' actions to reduce aviation emissions. These projects started in 2014 and were implemented by ICAO with great accomplishments. More information on these projects is available from the dedicated Capacity Building and Assistance page.

117 States

representing 93.7% of global RTK have voluntarily submitted their State Action Plan​ to ICAO

 

Map of State Action Plans Submitted to ICAO

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • In order to support the development and update of States’ Action Plans, ICAO has developed a guidance document and a range of tools that are all freely available to the State Action Plan Focal Point. Click on “Frequently Asked Questions” to learn more about States’ Action Plans, the resources available to support the development of States’ Action Plans, and how ICAO can help.

Facts and Figures

  • View more information about the State Action Plan initiative.

ICAO E-Learning Course on State Action Plans 

  • Enroll in ICAO’s free online course, developed in cooperation with UNITAR.

Capacity Building and Assistance

  • Learn more about the assistance that ICAO has provided to States.

 

Outreach Materials

 

Informational LeafletICAO SkyTalk: ICAO Voluntary States' Action Plans

Contact Us

  • For any additional questions related to the State Action Plan iniative, please contact ICAO at actionplan@icao.int.

 

The table below provides an overview of all States that have submitted and/or updated a State Action Plan to ICAO on CO2 Emissions Reduction Activities for international aviation as of September 2019. All State Action Plans are considered confidential, unless the State grants specific permission to share their State Action Plan publically. Where States have decided to make their Action Plan publicly available, a hyperlink is provided directly linking to the document.

  
  
  
  
AlbaniaJul-12Feb-19
AngolaJun-16Angola Action Plan 2016
ArgentinaFeb-13Argentina Action Plan 2013
ArmeniaMay-12Jul-15
AustraliaJun-12Sep-17Managing the Carbon Footprint of Australian Aviation
AustriaJan-12Jul-18Action Plan of Austria for CO2 emissions reduction 2018
AzerbaijanJul-12Mar-19
BahrainJun-15Aviation Emission Management Plan for Sustainable Aviation Growth
BarbadosAug-19
BelgiumJul-12
Belize (en)Sep-13CAAPER: Central American Action Plan for Emissions Reduction from International Civil Aviation
Belize (es)Sep-13CAAPER: Plan de acción de Centroamérica para la reducción de emissiones provenientes de la aviación civil internacional
Bosnia and HerzegovinaAug-16Bosnia and Herzegovina_Action Plan_2016
BrazilSep-13Sep-19Brazil's Action Plan on CO2 Emissions Reductions
BulgariaDec-13Aug-16Bulgaria_State Action Plan 2016
Burkina FasoDec-15Plan d’action pour la réduction des émissions de CO2 issues de l’aviation internationale
BurundiJan-16Plan d’action du Burundi pour la réduction des émissions de CO2 issues de l’aviation internationale
CameroonDec-15Plan d’action du Cameroun pour la réduction des émissions de CO2 issues de l’aviation internationale
Canada (en)Jun-12Jan-16Canada’s action plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from aviation
Canada (fr)Jun-12Plan d'action du Canada pour réduire les émissions de gaz à effet de serre provenant de l'aviation
Central African RepublicApr-16Plan d’Action de la République centrafricaine pour la réduction des émissions de CO2 issues de l’aviation internationale
ChadDec-15Plan d’action du Tchad pour la réduction des émissions de CO2 issues de l’aviation internationale
ChinaOct-12May-16China’s action plan to limit and reduce CO2 emissions from international aviation
ColombiaAug-12
CongoMay-16Plan d’Action de la République du Congo pour la réduction des émissions de CO2 issues de l’aviation
Costa Rica Sep-13Jun-19Plan de Acción Nacional sobre la Reducción de Carbono en la Aviación Costarricense
CubaOct-12Jul-15
CyprusJul-12
Czech RepublicDec-13Dec-18
Democratic Republic of CongoMar-16Plan d’action de la République Démocratique du Congo pour la réduction des émissions de CO2 issues de l’aviation internationale
DenmarkJun-12Dec-18
Dominican RepublicDec-13Sep-18Plan de acción para reducción de emisiones de CO2 provenientes de la aviación civil internacional en República Dominicana
EcuadorOct-16
EgyptJul-16
El Salvador (en)Sep-13Jul-18CAAPER: Central American Action Plan for Emissions Reduction from International Civil Aviation
El Salvador (es)Sep-13CAAPER: Plan de acción de Centroamérica para la reducción de emissiones provenientes de la aviación civil internacional
Equatorial GuineaMar-16Plan de acción de la República de Guinea Ecuatorial para la mitigación de emisiones de CO2 procedente de la aviación internacional
EstoniaMay-12
FijiAug-15
FinlandJun-12Jul-18State Action Plan of Finland International Aviation CO2 Emissions 2018
FranceJun-12Sep-19Plan d'action France
GabonApr-16Plan d'actions du Gabon
GambiaAug-15
GeorgiaJun-12
GermanyJun-12Nov-18ICAO State Action Plan for Emissions Reduction - Germany 2018
GhanaJul-15Mar-16Action Plan on CO2 Emission Reduction Activities
GreeceJun-12Oct-18Action Plan on Emissions Reduction
Guatemala (en)Sep-13CAAPER: Central American Action Plan for Emissions Reduction from International Civil Aviation
Guatemala (es)Sep-13CAAPER: Plan de acción de Centroamérica para la reducción de emissiones provenientes de la aviación civil internacional
GuyanaJul-18
Honduras (en)Sep-13CAAPER: Central American Action Plan for Emissions Reduction from International Civil Aviation
Honduras (es)Sep-13CAAPER: Plan de acción de Centroamérica para la reducción de emissiones provenientes de la aviación civil internacional
HungaryJul-12Action Plan - CO2 Emission Reduction
IcelandJun-12Jul-19State Action Plan on CO2 emissions from aviation 2018
IndiaSep-15Action Plan on Reducing Carbon Emissions from Civil Aviation
IndonesiaJun-12Jun-15
IraqJun-12
IrelandJun-12Apr-19
IsraelJan-15Action Plan December 2014
ItalyJun-12Dec-18Action Plan on CO2 Emissions Reduction
JamaicaDec-12
JapanOct-12Jun-18Action Plan 2015
JordanSep-13
KenyaJun-12Dec-15Action Plan for the Reduction of CO2 Gas Emissions in Aviation Sector
LatviaJun-12Sep-16Latvia Action Plan
LithuaniaJun-15
MalaysiaMay-13Sep-16
MaltaJun-12
MauritiusDec-13Mauritius Action Plan
MexicoJun-12Aug-18
MonacoJun-12
MontenegroJul-13Jul-16Montenegro_Action Plan
MozambiqueOct-19
NamibiaSep- 16Namibia Action Plan
NepalJun-13Action Plan on CO2 Emission Reduction, 2013
NetherlandsJul-12Jul-16
New ZealandSep-16New Zealand Action Plan
Nicaragua (en)Sep-13CAAPER: Central American Action Plan for Emissions Reduction from International Civil Aviation
Nicaragua (es)Sep-13CAAPER: Plan de acción de Centroamérica para la reducción de emissiones provenientes de la aviación civil internacional
NigerOct-18Plan d'Action du Niger
NigeriaApr-13Dec-15Nigeria Action plan
North MacedoniaJun-12Jul-18ICAO State Action Plan on CO2 Emissions Reduction of North Macedonia 2018
NorwayJun-12Nov-18
PakistanSept-16
Panama (en)Nov-18Panama Action Plan for CO2 Emissions from International Civil Aviation of the Republic of Panama
Panama (es)Nov-18Panama Plan de Acción de Emisiones de CO2 Provenientes de la Aviación Civil International de la República de Panamá
ParaguayAug-18
PeruAug-19
PhilippinesJan-18Philippines' Action Plan on CO2 Emission Reduction
PolandJun-12Aug-16
PortugalDec-11Nov-18
Republic of KoreaJul-12Jun-15
Republic of MoldovaJun-12
RomaniaDec-11Feb-19
Russian FederationJan-13
Sao Tome and PrincipeMar-16Sao Tome and Principe Action Plan 2016
Saudi ArabiaApr-18
SerbiaJun-12Jul-19State Action Plan on Reducing CO2 Emissions in Aviation of the Republic of Serbia
SingaporeOct-12Dec-18
SlovakiaJun-12Jul-16The Slovak Republic_Action Plan_Jul2016
SloveniaJul-12Sep-16
South AfricaSep-16
SpainJun-12Oct-18
Sri LankaSep-12State Action Plan on CO2 Emissions Reduction Activities, 2012
SudanJan-15
SwedenJun-12Jun-18ICAO State Action Plan on CO2 Emissions Reduction Activities in Sweden 2018
SwitzerlandJun-12Aug-18Switzerland ICAO Action Plan on CO2 emission reduction
ThailandSep-13May-18Thailand: Action Plan on CO2 Emissions Reduction Activities
TogoAug-15Dec-18
Trinidad and TobagoJan-13Aug-15
TurkeyJan-12Oct-18ICAO State Action Plan for Emissions Reduction - Turkey 2018
UgandaAug-12
UkraineFeb-13Nov-18Action Plan of Ukraine 2018
United Arab EmiratesJun-12May-18
United KingdomJun-12Oct-18
United Republic of TanzaniaJun-12
United StatesJun-12Jun-15United States Aviation Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Plan, 2015
UruguaySep-17
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)Jun-12May-19
Viet NamMar-17Green Action Plan To Reduce CO2 Emissions From Vietnam’s Civil Aviation Sector (2017-2020)
ZambiaNov-17
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