Aeronautics division adds to tension on IMO via voting to implement zero emissions by 2050


With merely 2 months till the 79th meeting of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC),
the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) is under additional stress to ramp up plans regarding
green goals.
The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), a sister body of the IMO at the United Nations (UN),
member states accepted a united long-range worldwide ambitious objective to enforce zero carbon
emissions as of 2050. That goal is twice what the IMO wants, which is to cut emissions by half in
comparison to a 2008 baseline.
ICAO Council President Salvatore Sciacchitano stated, “The States’ acceptance of this brand-new long
range objective for decarbonized air transportation, after other industry groups made a similar
commitment, is going to make a vital difference to the green revolution and application drive, which
must be quickened in the next few decades in order to eventually attain zero emissions for all powered
The States additionally highlighted the significance of feasible financing and investment support for
attaining this goal, as well as totally supporting ICAO Assistance, Capacity-building and Training for
Sustainable Aviation Fuels (ACT-SAF) plan for speeding up availability and usage of brand-new fuels.