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UN plans for aviation biofuels and carbon offsets condemned by 88 organisations worldwide

11 Jun, 2018

For immediate release, Monday 11th June 2018. 88 organisations from 34 countries have called on the UN’s International Civil Aviation Agency (ICAO) to ditch plans for aviation biofuels and carbon offsets, as the Agency’s governing body convenes in Montreal to finalise proposals for a controversial “Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme” [1]. An Open Letter by the groups [2] warn that ICAO’s proposal could incentivise airlines to use large quantities of biofuels made from palm oil in their tanks in order …

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