MOSCOW, November 10 (Sputnik) — Aviation CO2 emissions have risen by 3% in 2014 due to growing air traffic volumes and are reaching alarming levels, Deutsche Welle reported on Monday.
"The steady rise of carbon emissions shows that nations of the world must double their efforts at the upcoming climate conference in Lima," said Dietrich Brockhagen, Managing Director of the Bonn-based company Atmosfair.
According to the recent IATA data, greenhouse gas emissions from airline flights are not expected to grow by more than 3% by 2050. Atmosfair representatives even stated that the largest international airlines managed to reduce their CO2 emissions by 1% over the course of the year. However, the general trend remains far from positive, with the overall volumes of the dangerous emissions rising by 3% annually. As reported by IATA, technical modifications, new technologies as well as environment-friendly biofuel are needed to reduce aviation’s negative impact on the environment.
The impending UN Climate Change Conference will be held on 1-12 December, in Lima, Peru. The meeting will cover such topics as reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, in particular those caused by airplanes and other means of transport; limitation of the global temperature increase to 2 degrees Celsius; as well as an international climate agreement, which is to be signed in Paris, in 2015.