Intl. Aviation

Intl. Aviation


While not (yet) having a formal commitment under the UNFCCC, The international aviation regulatory body (ICAO) announced its contributions to the global climate change mitigation effort on 18 Jul. 2013. See the respective ICAO document here. The main target is a carbon neutral growth target, i.e. a CO2 emission stabilisation from 2020 onwards. For illustration purposes, we divided the international aviation emissions by 5% of the world's population, a rough (too high?) approximation for the share of people that use international aviation services. The population share of frequent flyers would likely be much less.

  • Change of per-capita emissions from 2010 to 2030 (average): +28%
  • Per-capita emssions in 2030 (average): 1.7 tCO2/eq
  • Global rank of national emissions excl. landuse (out of 195 countries): #21 in 2010 and #13in 2030.

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