The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the body representing about 240 airlines accounting for 84 percent of global air traffic, has endorsed a proposal to limit airline carbon emissions by 2020.
IATA endorsed the resolution on “Implementation of the Aviation Carbon-Neutral Growth (CNG2020) Strategy” laying down a set of principles that governments can follow to determine a single market-based system for offsetting growth in carbon emissions after 2020.
The airline body supported the proposal to avoid multiple emission control regulations around the world and ensure a common worldwide emission control framework.
However, such a common worldwide agreement is still far away as countries have wildly divergent views on the matter. Even the IATA resolution was opposed by Indian and Chinese state-owned airlines as the two countries oppose any binding worldwide emissions-control regulation.