Many believe that COP26 will be the last chance for nations to get their acts together to keep climate change under relative control. With the event in Glasgow fast approaching, Britain yesterday announced a plan to raise ADP for ultra-long-haul, framed as a form of carbon emissions taxation policy. However, this is not the only aviation-related measure the UK has in its sights, as it seeks sector-specific commitments at the upcoming conference.
The COP26 host is pushing for states to join an “International Aviation Climate Ambition Coalition.” Its purpose is to strengthen resolve and coordination ahead of the ICAO’s Assembly coming up in 2022. Signing the deal would mean that countries would commit to supporting ICAO climate goals compatible with net-zero emissions by 2050.