Airport World - Staff Reporter
Asia-Pacific governments heard from aviation industry representatives today about the importance of coming to an agreement at the United Nations level on a long-term climate goal for the aviation sector.
They included the Air Transport Action Group’s executive director, Haldane Dodd, who urged governments in Asia-Pacific to work together with colleagues from around the world to adopt a long-term climate goal at the upcoming International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Assembly.
“Asia-Pacific not only spans a vast portion of the world and a range of countries from tiny island states to the world’s most populous nations, but it is also the fastest-growing aviation market as more people have access to the benefits of connectivity,” said Dodd.
“The tourism industry plays a vital role in many of these nations and is also vulnerable to climate change.
“With changing weather patterns and potential for sea level rise, many countries will face the impacts if we do not work across the global economy to reduce carbon emissions.