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United Nations close to landmark deal to curb airplane emissions

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2,000 government officials gathered in Montreal to adopt the first ever international mechanism to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from aviation

2,000 government officials gathered in Montreal to adopt the first ever international mechanism to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from aviation

September 30, 2016 — A UN negotiation is inching towards a landmark deal to curb emissions from airplanes, although environmental groups have warned that the plan will not go far enough to help slow climate change.  Continue reading United Nations close to landmark deal to curb airplane emissions

Pacific nations signal support for UN aviation emissions deal

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Heathrow Aviation (Pic: Tony Hisgett/Flickr)

Roster of developing countries to back ICAO emissions pact likely to rise says Marshall Islands president as October deadline nears

September 12, 2016 — Once-lukewarm Pacific Island leaders are now coming round to supporting a proposed UN deal to tackle carbon dioxide from airlines, according to the president of the Marshall Islands.  Continue reading Pacific nations signal support for UN aviation emissions deal

CAAP alerts airport authorities over Zika virus

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ZIKA CARRIER. A picture dated January 30, 2016, shows the mosquito Aedes Aegypti in San Jose, Costa Rica. Photo by Jeffrey Arguedas/EPA
Philippine aviation authorities recommend the disinfection of aircraft to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes that carry the virus

MANILA, Philippines (Feb. 17, 2016) — The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has advised airport operators and authorities, as well as the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ), to take Continue reading CAAP alerts airport authorities over Zika virus

Civil aviation takes first step towards capping carbon emissions

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A plane is approaching the illuminated landing runway at sunset at the airport of Duesseldorf, Germany, October 25, 2014. Marcel Kusch/EPA
The recommendation has been highly anticipated as aircraft carbon emissions are not part of a landmark pact on fighting climate change hammered out in Paris

BRUSSELS, Belgium (Feb. 10, 2016) — Experts have agreed on proposals for the first binding limits on carbon emissions for the aviation industry, a move welcomed Tuesday, February 9, by UN chief Ban Ki-moon as a boost to the battle against climate change.

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