Commitment on Climate Change
The global Business Aviation operating and manufacturing communities have announced an aggressive strategy to further mitigate the industry's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Developed jointly by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and its Member Associations, the programme is consistent with the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) proposal for global aviation sectoral management of targets and monitoring of emissions.
Business Aviation has established an excellent record of consistently improving fuel efficiency, delivering 40 per cent improvement over the past 40 years. Business aviation's worldwide carbon emissions are approximately 2% of all aviation and 0.04% of global man-made carbon emissions.
Despite this excellent record, the Business Aviation community has pledged to do even more by committing to the following specific targets:
- Carbon-neutral growth by 2020;
- An improvement in fuel efficiency of an average of 2% per year from today until 2020;
- A reduction in total carbon emissions by 50% by 2050 relative to 2005
These aggressive targets are largely based on advancements in four areas: technology, infrastructure and operational improvements, alternative fuels, and market based measures.
For further information, we encourage you to download copies of the following:
- EBAA/CBAA/IBAC Joint Press Release - BizAv Associations Called Upon to Jointly Devise an EU ETS Global Alternative, June 2012
- The EU Emission Trading Scheme: A Call for Improved Efficacy and Viability;
- Business Aviation's Statement on Climate Change;
- Business Aviation and Climate Change – One-page Summary;
- Press Release - Business Aviation Commitment on Climate Change;
- Talking Point Environment (Restricted to our Members);
- Climate-Change Brochure.
Working Group for Environment