The air transport industry is one of the fastest-growing sources of greenhouse gas emissions. About 3 % of the EU’s total emissions – currently around 130 million tonnes – can be attributed to aviation. With the demand for travel growing at a rapid pace and air traffic expected to increase by 45 % by 2035, the sector is facing a major environmental challenge.
This timely international symposium organised in the light the Year of Multimodality will provide an opportunity to look into the first stages of the Mobility package implementation. The delegates will exchange views on the clean transportation possibilities, alternative fuels, and benefits of decreasing space for cars, and share best practice of successful models and projects implemented in other member states.
The European Commission welcomes the endorsement by the International Civil Aviation Organization Council (ICAO) of the key rules of the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation to tackle CO2 emissions in the aviation sector.
Aviation is one of the most environmentally harmful forms of transportation, accounting for 3% of all EU greenhouse gas emissions. But new aircraft designs inspired by the work of an early 20th-century aviation engineer and natural substances such as honeycomb and grass could help to cut the environmental footprint of flying.
A corrigendum to the Decision regarding Ecolabel has been issued.
In the high-level international setting of the ILA Air Show Berlin 2018, the European Commission and INEA are organising a workshop on disruptive aircraft configurations, which will be crucial to achieve the Flightpath 2050 environmental objectives, as well as to ensure and maintain the global competitiveness of the EU aviation industry.
ANIMA project has been presented to policymakers at the European Parliament on the 6th of March 2018. ANIMA stands for Aviation Noise Impact Management through Novel Approaches and is funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union. Finnish MEP Merja Kyllönen (GUE/NGL) hosted the breakfast meeting during which over 50 guests gathered to hear the ambitious goals of the aircraft noise-tackling initiative.