GAMA Welcomes ICAO’s Adoption of 2050 Net-Zero Carbon Goal
WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) commended the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) 41st Assembly for adopting a long-term goal of net-zero carbon emissions for international flights by 2050.
“We commend the ICAO Assembly for its prioritization of carbon emission-reduction goals and standards. Achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 is an ambitious goal which the aviation industry can reach through strong partnerships with governments and regulators to help accelerate the production, distribution and use of SAF as well as investments in research, development and deployment projects to advance technology and facilitate operational improvements. General and business aviation manufacturers are committed to working with ICAO to reach our net-zero goal as outlined in the Business Aviation Commitment on Climate Change and to support the future of our industry and its societal and economic benefits,” said Pete Bunce, GAMA President and CEO.
The ICAO goal of net-zero carbon emissions for international flights by 2050 aligns international aviation with the Paris Agreement. The draft resolution text which was adopted by the ICAO Assembly can be found HERE.
The Business Aviation Commitment on Climate Change (BACCC) was originally announced in 2009 and through comprehensive technical coordination was renewed and strengthened in 2021 to include a pledge to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The commitment which requires strong partnerships with government and other stakeholders, is centered around new and ongoing technological advancements, sustainable fuels, infrastructure and operational improvements, and global market-based measures.