Climate Change

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With a view to minimize the adverse effects of international civil aviation on the global climate, ICAO formulates policies, develops and updates Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) on aircraft emissions, and conducts outreach activities. These activities are conducted by the Secretariat and the Committee on Aviation and Environmental Protection (CAEP). In pursuing its activities, ICAO also cooperates with other United Nations bodies and international organizations.


The ICAO Assembly at its 41st Session in 2022 adopted Resolution A41-21 Consolidated statement of continuing ICAO policies and practices related to environmental protection — Climate change

Through this Resolution, the ICAO Assembly adopted the collective long-term global aspirational goal for international aviation (LTAG) of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, in support of the Paris Agreement’s temperature goal.

To achieve the global aspirational goals and to promote sustainable growth of international aviation, ICAO is pursuing a basket of measures including aircraft technology improvements, operational improvements, sustainable aviation fuels, and market-based measures (CORSIA).


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More information on ICAO initiatives to address Climate Change is available from the following links.

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