Civil aviation agrees on a common goal: to be carbon neutral by 2050

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Civil aviation agrees on a common goal: to be carbon neutral by 2050

Member countries of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) have agreed on a common goal of carbon neutrality for civil air transport by 2050.

An agreement to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 in global civil aviation was reached on Friday, the Civil Aviation Organization announced (ICAO), an agency of the UN.

Representatives of the 193 States gathered for the assembly members of the organization, headquartered in Montreal, have reached a historic agreement on an ambitious long-term collective goal of zero carbon emissions by 2050, the ICAO published on his Twitter account.

This is an excellent result, said a European diplomatic source who said that only four countries, including China, had expressed reservations.

Air transport is singled out for its role in the climate crisis. Now responsible for 2.5 to 3% of global CO2 emissions, the sector is proving difficult to transition to renewables, even though the aerospace industry and energy companies are working hard on it. ;hard.

Decabonizing aviation would require investments of $1.55 trillion by 2050, airlines say.

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