ICAO 2013 Environmental Report - page 158

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icao environmental report
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StateActionPlansToReduceAviationCO
2
Emissions
By
ICAO Secretariat
During the 37
th
Session of the ICAO Assembly, held in
October 2010, ICAO Member States adopted a compre-
hensive, global policy to address greenhouse gas (GHG)
emissions from international aviation. This policy, as
enshrined in Resolution A37-19, reflects the commitment
of ICAO to lead the aviation sector’s collective efforts to
address climate change and to identify global solutions.
As part of this policy, the Assembly invited each State to
voluntarily develop and submit an action plan outlining
the policies and activities being undertaken to reduce
CO
2
 emissions generated by international aviation activities.
State Action Plans Initiative
Since October 2010, ICAO has developed a robust capacity
building strategy to assist States in developing action
plans to reduce CO
2
emissions from international aviation.
During this initial phase, ICAO developed an action plan
template, as well as a web interface for national action
plan focal points, which uses a step-by-step approach to
facilitate the development and online submission of action
plans to ICAO. In addition, with the support of experts
from the Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection
(CAEP), ICAO also developed a guidance document on
action plans, Doc 9988,
Guidance on the Development of
States’ Action Plans on CO
2
Emissions Reduction Activities
.
Between 2011 and 2012, ICAO organized several regional
training workshops, during which 91 States representing
93% of global international air traffic were trained (see
Figures 1
and
3
to
8
). During these workshops, focal
points were trained to use the action plan template and the
Web interface, and were asked to provide feedback on
Doc 9988. ICAO also worked directly with individual
States and national action plan focal points to assist in
the development of action plans.
These efforts paid off and, by mid-August 2013, 63 States
had submitted action plans to ICAO, representing around 80%
of international revenue tonne-kilometres (RTKs). Of the plans
submitted thus far, more than 22 are available on the ICAO
public website
1
. A further 20 States expressed their intent
to submit action plans by the end of 2013.
What Is An Action Plan?
Action plans are a planning and reporting tool for States to
communicate information on their activities to address CO
2
emissions from international civil aviation to ICAO. The level of
detail of the information contained in an action plan will ultimately
enable ICAO to compile global progress towards meeting the
goals set by Assembly Resolution A37-19.
The aviation sector plays an important role in the national economy
of any country and contributes toward its further socio-economic
Figure 1:
Global Coverage of States Trained During the ICAO Hands-on Training Workshops. In Blue are the States Trained.
1...,148,149,150,151,152,153,154,155,156,157 159,160,161,162,163,164,165,166,167,168,...212
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