An agreement to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 in global civil aviation was reached on Friday, announced the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a UN agency. Representatives of the 193 states gathered for the assembly of the organization, whose headquarters is in Montreal, reached “a historic agreement on an ambitious long-term collective goal of zero carbon emissions by 2050”, said tweeted ICAO.
“It’s an excellent result” estimated, with AFP, a European diplomatic source who specified that “only four countries, including China, had expressed reservations”.
1,550 billion dollars of investments
Air transport is singled out for its role in the climate crisis. Today responsible for 2.5% to 3% of global CO2 emissions, the sector is proving difficult to switch to renewable energies, even if the aeronautics industry and energy companies are working hard on it.
According to the airlines, creating decarbonized aviation represents 1,550 billion dollars of investment between 2021 and 2050.
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