Collaborative Climate Action Across the Air Transport World


Name of initiative Collaborative Climate Action Across the Air Transport World
LPAA initiative Yes
NAZCA Initiative Yes
Website address
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Starting year 2014
End year
Secretariat ICAO, email:; or Dodd Haldane: e-mail:
Organisational structure ICAO and ATAG
Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation ICAO and ATAG
Type of lead organisation Network/Consortium/Partnership
Location/Nationality of lead organisation Switzerland


Description The aviation sector joined other business and government groups at the United Nations Climate Summit today to announce a commitment on climate action between the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a United Nations specialized agency, and the aviation industry represented by the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG).
Objectives the sector has committed itself to a pathway of sustainable growth encompassing all areas of the commercial industry and governments working in partnership. Working cooperatively, our sector is taking proactive and concrete actions which will continue improving air transport fuel efficiency and stabilize the sector's net carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from 2020. 1) The development of new, more efficient aircraft technology and sustainable alternative fuels 2) The promotion and deployment of operational improvements to reduce CO2 emissions from aircraft already in service 3) Making better use of infrastructure, particularly air traffic management4) Designing an effective, global, market-based measure for international aviation
Activities Consistent with the ICAO No Country Left Behind Initiative, ICAO is now building capacity in all ICAO regions to support the development and implementation of Member States’ action plans to reduce CO2 emissions from international aviation and several Round Tables have been conducted in 2016.
One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Political dialogue, Capacity building, Technical dialogue
Activity of initiative Policy planning and recommendations, Training and education, Knowledge dissemination and exchange, Knowledge production and innovation
Goals The initiative supports short-, medium- and long-term goals to cut emissions from aviation. Apart from introducing a global market-based mechanism, it supports developing new, more efficient aircraft technology and sustainable alternative fuels while promoting and deploying operational improvements to reduce CO2 emissions from aircraft already in service. It calls for better use of infrastructure, especially in air traffic management.

The Aviation’s Climate Action Takes Off initiative aims to control international aviation CO2 emissions through a basket of aviation CO2-reduction measures, including a goal of carbon-neutral growth through a global market-based mechanism.

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Have you changed or strenghtened your goals
Progress towards the goals Outreach and Capacity building:

ATAG and IATA have organized a series of educational roundtables in seven cities worldwide. ICAO has also run a series of five Global Aviation Dialogues on market-based measures to address climate change in Africa, Middle East, Europe and North Atlantic, Asia-Pacific and the Americas, followed by the ATAG Sustainable Aviation Forum and the ICAO High-level Meeting in May 2016 where the proposal on a global market-based mechanism was refined, for further discussion and decision by the 39th ICAO Assembly in September 2016. Knowledge Building: ICAO has worked with governments, industry and civil society to deliver the world’s first CO2 Standard for Aeroplanes in February 2016. This is the very first ‘global design Standard’ for CO2 emissions for any sector, and it was realized after six years of intensive work by many of the best experts in the world. The Standard guarantees up to a 10% fuel efficiency gain for each new type developed from 2020, relative to the average of current production aircraft types. It also addresses new deliveries of those aircraft that are already in-production from 2023. If they have not complied with the standard by 2028, they cannot be produced anymore. For context, approximately 40% of current production aeroplane type designs will need to be improved to meet the Standard. Deliver the world’s first CO2 efficiency Standard for aircraft in February 2016. New standard will come into effect from 2020 and will apply to all new aircraft. Current aircraft will be phased in to the standard.

How are you tracking progress of your initiative
Available reporting Publish the biannually report, “Aviation benefits beyond borders”.

Reported as the initiative "Aviation's Climate Action Takes of" in the annual PPMC report:


Participants Number Names
Members 224  
Companies 10 Airbus (France),ATR (France),Boeing (USA),Bombardier (USA),CFM (France),Embraer (USA),IATA (USA),Pratt & Whitney (USA),Rolls-Royce (United Kingdom),Safran (USA),GE Aviation (USA),Honeywell (USA)
Business organisations 21 Airports Council International (Canada),  CANSO (Netherlands),  AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (Belgium),  AIA - Aerospace Industries Association of America (USA),  A4A Airlines for America (USA),  AAPA -Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (Malaysia),  EBAA -European Business Aviation Association (Belgium),  GAMA - General Aviation Manufacturers Association (USA),  GIFAS - Groupement des Industries Françaises Aéronautiques et Spatiales (France),  IBAC - International Business Aviation Council (USA),  SITA (USA),  Airlines for Europe (Belgium),  AIRE- Airlines International Representation in Europe (Belgium),  AACO - Arab Air Carriers Organisation (Lebanon),  COMAC - Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (China),  ERA - European Regions Airline Association (Belgium),  FNAM - Fédération Nationale de l'Aviation Marchande (France),  Genève Aéroport (Switzerland),  ALTA - Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (USA),  Paris Aéroport (France),  ROMATSA - Romanian Air Traffic Services Administration (Romania).
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 193 Afghanistan,  Albania,  Algeria,  Andorra,  Angola,  Antigua and Barbuda,  Argentina,  Armenia,  Australia,  Austria,  Azerbaijan,  Bahamas,  Bahrain,  Bangladesh,  Barbados,  Belarus,  Belgium,  Belize,  Benin,  Bhutan,  Bolivia,  Bosnia and Herzegovina,  Botswana,  Brazil,  Brunei Darussalam,  Bulgaria,  Burkina Faso,  Burundi,  Cabo Verde,  Cambodia,  Cameroon,  Canada,  Central African Republic,  Chad,  Chile,  China,  Colombia,  Comoros,  Congo,  Cook Islands,  Costa Rica,  Côte d'Ivoire,  Croatia,  Cuba,  Cyprus,  Czechia,  North Korea,  Democratic Republic of the Congo,  Denmark,  Djibouti,  Dominica,  Dominican Republic,  Ecuador,  Egypt,  El Salvador,  Equatorial Guinea,  Eritrea,  Estonia,  Eswatini,  Ethiopia,  Fiji,  Finland,  France,  Gabon,  Gambia,  Georgia,  Germany,  Ghana,  Greece,  Grenada,  Guatemala,  Guinea,  Guinea-Bissau,  Guyana,  Haiti,  Honduras,  Hungary,  Iceland,  India,  Indonesia,  Iran,  Iraq,  Ireland,  Israel,  Italy,  Jamaica,  Japan,  Jordan,  Kazakhstan,  Kenya,  Kiribati,  Kuwait,  Kyrgyzstan,  Lao People's Democratic Republic,  Latvia,  Lebanon,  Lesotho,  Liberia,  Libya,  Lithuania,  Luxembourg,  Madagascar,  Malawi,  Malaysia,  Maldives,  Mali,  Malta,  Marshall Islands,  Mauritania,  Mauritius,  Mexico,  Micronesia,  Monaco,  Mongolia,  Montenegro,  Morocco,  Mozambique,  Myanmar,  Namibia,  Nauru,  Nepal,  Netherlands,  New Zealand,  Nicaragua,  Niger,  Nigeria,  North Macedonia,  Norway,  Oman,  Pakistan,  Palau,  Panama,  Papua New Guinea,  Paraguay,  Peru,  Philippines,  Poland,  Portugal,  Qatar,  South Korea,  Republic of Moldova,  Romania,  Russian Federation,  Rwanda,  Saint Kitts and Nevis,  Saint Lucia,  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines,  Samoa,  San Marino,  Sao Tome and Principe,  Saudi Arabia,  Senegal,  Serbia,  Seychelles,  Sierra Leone,  Singapore,  Slovakia,  Slovenia,  Solomon Islands,  Somalia,  South Africa,  South Sudan,  Spain,  Sri Lanka,  Sudan,  Suriname,  Sweden,  Switzerland,  Syria,  Tajikistan.

Thailand,  Timor-Leste,  Togo,  Tonga,  Trinidad and Tobago,  Tunisia,  Turkey,  Turkmenistan,  Tuvalu,  Uganda,  Ukraine,  United Arab Emirates,  United Kingdom,  Tanzania,  United States,  Uruguay,  Uzbekistan,  Vanuatu,  Venezuela,  Viet Nam,  Yemen,  Zambia,  Zimbabwe.

Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Faith based organisations 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 0
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


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Last update: 25 September 2019 14:01:15

Not only have national states as participators