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domestic and international flights emitted 2.4% of global energy-related co2 emissions last year

Critics attack secrecy at UN body seeking to cut global airline emissions

Body in charge of cutting aviation’s carbon footprint meets behind closed doors — A UN body tasked with cutting global aircraft emissions is covertly meeting this week for discussions dominated by airline industry observers. The environment committee of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) meets on Monday in Montreal behind closed doors to discuss measures …

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more efficient aircraft such as the a320neo (pictured) can achieve substantial carbon savings

Airlines ignoring efficient planes in blow to carbon targets – study

TUI Airways comes top of 2018 Atmosfair Airline Index while Virgin Atlantic ranks 83rd — Airlines are failing to take up the most efficient planes in sufficient numbers to make a significant dent in their carbon dioxide emissions, a new study has found.   The most efficient new aircraft models, such as the Boeing 787-9 …

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