aireg welcomes ICAO´s climate deal

aireg e.V., the Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany, takes the international deal on climate as an evidence for a stride towards more climate protection in global air transport.

Yesterday evening, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has announced its results of their negotiations on the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA).

Siegfried Knecht, CEO of aireg e.V. explains: “We welcome CORSIA as a good way to agree on a global framework for worldwide air transport and see the possibility to adjust imbalances in various regions of the world. However, this positive result should not lead towards a sitting back and taking things easily mentality in international politics and institutions, such as in economy, science and society in general.

It is quite the reverse: All stakeholders in global aviation have to work hard to replace conventional Jet A 1- kerosene with alternative kerosene from renewable sources. This is has to be seen as essentially in order to meet the targets of IATA and European Commission for 2050 in the long run.”

Alternative aviation fuels are key when it comes to reducing CO2 emissions in aviation.