A-G par­tic­i­pates in avi­a­tion Cli­mate Change ne­go­ti­a­tions

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Fiji is tak­ing part in a global ef­fort to reach a deal that reg­u­lates carbon emis­sions in the in­ter­na­tional avi­a­tion in­dus­try.

This is being held at the 39th Tri­en­nial As­sem­bly of the In­ter­na­tional Civil Avi­a­tion Or­gan­i­sa­tion (ICAO) cur­rently being held in Mon­treal, Canada from Septem­ber 27 to Oc­to­ber 7. ICAO has 191 mem­ber states and the Fi­jian Del­e­ga­tion, is being led by At­tor­ney-Gen­eral and Min­is­ter re­spon­si­ble for Civil Avi­a­tion Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.

“Given the pro­jec­tions for sig­nif­i­cant in­creases in air travel over the next few decades, it is vi­tal that we put for­ward a reg­u­la­tory frame­work that will limit en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pacts and that si­mul­ta­ne­ously ac­com­mo­dates for the eco­nomic re­al­i­ties of small is­land de­vel­op­ing states,” Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said. ICAO Coun­cil elec­tions will also be held dur­ing the Tri­en­nial As­sem­bly.

Photo: DEPTFO News

From left: Rasa Sce­pon­avi­ciute – Pol­icy Of­fi­cer, In­ter­na­tional Carbon Mar­ket, Avi­a­tion and Mar­itime, Euro­pean Com­mis­sion, Klaus Win­kler - Pol­icy Of­fi­cer Avi­a­tion Safety and the Environment, Euro­pean Com­mis­sion, At­tor­ney-Gen­eral and Min­is­ter for Econ­omy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, Filip Cor­nelis – act­ing di­rec­tor, Avi­a­tion and In­ter­na­tional Transport Af­fairs, Euro­pean Com­mis­sion and Alexan­dra Jenk­ins – Head of In­ter­na­tional and EU Pol­icy on Avi­a­tion and Cli­mate Change, Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion, United King­dom at the 39th Tri­en­nial As­sem­bly of the In­ter­na­tional Civil Avi­a­tion Or­gan­i­sa­tion (ICAO) in Mon­treal, Canada.

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