Few days before COP 24 and as part of POLITICO’s Energy Visions series, POLITICO brings together senior policymakers, business and civil society representatives for a frank discussion to reflect on the solutions to achieve a net zero emissions future in the second half of the century and to finance the global energy transition.
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.