Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc addresses the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organisation
Addressing the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), EU Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc invited all parties to work together to curb aviation emissions.
Commissioner Bulc said, "COP 21 has provided a great momentum and I hope we can continue to build on this. The expansion of the aviation sector has brought people and families together, created jobs for entire communities and delivered prosperity to many remote and underdeveloped regions. However, these gains cannot be realised if we do not, in parallel, find solutions for significant emission reductions. (…) The eyes of world are upon us - the time for talk is over. The time for action is now. My message today is as clear as it is stark – it is only by continuing to build relationships, pooling knowledge resources and working together on common standards and goals that we can hope to overcome the challenges we face. The EU is a ready and willing partner."
Her full address: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-16-461_en.htm
- Publication date
- 22 September 2016
- Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport