The UN International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) has unanimously recommended the first CO2 efficiency Standard for commercial aircraft. The standard will now need to be adoption by the UN agency’s 36-State Governing Council. The Standard, to come into force from 2020, will ensure that CO2 emissions from new aircraft will have to meet a minimum baseline (defined as a maximum fuel burn per flight kilometre which must not be exceeded). “It is particularly encouraging that the CAEP’s recommendation responds so directly to the aircraft technology improvements which States have forged consensus on at recent

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