Europe at the ICAO high-level meeting on environment

Montreal/hybrid, 20-22 July 2022 — A High-level Meeting on the Feasibility of a Long-Term Aspirational Goal for International Aviation CO2 Emissions Reductions (HLM-LTAG) brought together all ICAO States in July. ECAC/EU States presented two European papers to the meeting, and the European participation was supported by ECAC, the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the European Commission.

This event allowed for clear progress towards the 41st ICAO Assembly. Notably, there was an agreement to encourage States to work together to strive to achieve a collective long-term global aspirational goal for international aviation of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, in support of the Paris Agreement’s temperature goal, recognising that each State’s special circumstances and respective capabilities will inform the ability of each State to contribute to the LTAG within its own national timeframe.

The meeting outcomes were considered by the ICAO Council on 26 August, and then will be discussed and acted on by all 193 Contracting States to the Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation at the 41st Session of the ICAO Assembly.