Commission welcomes landmark international agreement to curb aviation emissions

The European Commission welcomes the landmark agreement reached yesterday by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), with the adoption of a Global Market-Based Measure (GMBM) to reduce international aviation emissions. The European Union and its Member States played an instrumental role in brokering this deal, which constitutes the first-ever agreement to reduce CO2 emissions in a global sector. Days after the ratification of the Paris Agreement by the EU, this new deal shows that the EU is committed to keeping global warming well below 2°C. It is also a key deliverable under the European Strategy for low-emission mobility recently adopted by the Commission. More information is available in a statement by Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc, in a press release and a MEMO.