The UN International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has a deadline of 7 October 2016 to finalize a program to cap the net carbon pollution of international flights—a global market-based measure. The International Coalition for Sustainable Aviation (ICSA) works within ICAO to improve the environmental performance of aviation. The ICSA Progress Report on the ICAO MBM evaluates the most recent publicly available draft Assembly Resolution text of the global MBM against “ICSA’S Checklist for an Effective Plan to Cut Aviation Global Warming Pollution.” The Progress Report provides recommendations for how countries in ICAO could improve the current Assembly Resolution Text to move towards higher environmental integrity. In some instances, individual provisions in ICSA’s Checklist cannot be fully assessed, because work is more appropriately done in other specialized technical bodies in ICAO; these provisions are labeled “Incomplete”.
To read the full report, click here to download “ICSA’s Progress Report on the ICAO MBM”.