Department for Transport and The Rt Hon Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP
Anne-Marie Trevelyan will tell countries worldwide to reduce aviation carbon emissions at the International Civil Aviation Organization Assembly today.
- Transport Secretary will call on countries worldwide to agree long-term goal for reducing aviation carbon emissions
- earlier this week, the UK led a meeting of 56 states pushing for higher ambition to tackle aviation’s climate impacts
- government continues to deliver on COP26 commitments
During the Transport Secretary’s opening statement, ICAO – the United Nations’ body in charge of ensuring aviation is safe, secure and environmentally friendly – will be urged to adopt a long-term goal to clean up the sector and reduce its emissions in line with the Paris Agreement.
The Secretary of State for Transport will also highlight the need for countries around the world to learn lessons from the international response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure the global aviation sector is better prepared for future threats, such as public health crises.