4.4.3 Improving Aviation Efficiency

LPDD Recommendation: “U.S. agencies and departments should push for a much more stringent International Civil Aviation Organization CO2 standard in any future revision of the standard.”

LPDD Recommendation: “EPA should adopt a CO2 emissions standard for aircraft that includes a benchmark intensity system with tradable permits.”

LPDD Recommendation: “EPA should adopt and implement the International Civil Aviation Organization CO2 standard as domestic law.”

LPDD Recommendation: “EPA should consider adopting the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation into domestic law.”

Proposed CLEAN Future Act (2020)

A 622-page economy-wide climate bill with provisions on power, transport, buildings, financing, and more released by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

ICAO voluntary efficiency goal

ICAO member states adopted a goal of global annual average fuel efficiency improvements of 2% annually until 2020 and an aspirational global fuel efficiency improvement rate of 2% annually from 2021 to 2050.

IATA voluntary efficiency goal

The International Air Transport Association set a voluntary goal in 2007 of improving efficiency by at least 25% by 2020 compared to 2005 levels, amounting to a 1.5% efficiency gain per year.

CORSIA

Under the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation, ICAO aims to ensure any rise in international aviation emissions above 2020 levels are accounted for by the purchase of offsets elsewhere.