Climate Change

International Air Transport Association (IATA)

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Airlines and Logistics
Montreal, Canada

The IATA appears to have negatively lobbied certain strands of climate change regulations. Although its Director General and CEO, Tony Tyler, has stated support for a UN Climate Treaty, this support is conditional on the exclusion of aviation from having obligations under the Treaty. (IATA prefers for countries to negotiate in the UN International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Since 1997, countries in ICAO have been deliberating over how to reduce emissions from international aviation, which, until the end of 2016, had not issued any carbon reduction regulation). The IATA has opposed renewable energy and GHG emissions targets in the EU in a 2013 consultation. A 2015 position paper also seems to suggest opposition to the EU energy efficiency directive. The IATA appears to have stated support for weaker GHG emissions standards in 2013. Although they state support for a global emissions trading scheme (albeit one administered through the ICAO) it’s CEO has also stated that the IATA would prefer a carbon offsetting scheme, which it supported when established towards the end of 2016. It also appears to be actively opposing the EU ETS, in consultation in 2015 and through statements by its CEO in 2011 and 2013.

QUESTIONS SOURCES Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency 1 NS NA 1 NS 0 NA NA
Climate Science Stance NS NS NA NS NS NS NA NA
Need for climate regulations NS NS NA NS NS NS NA NA
UN Treaty Support NS NS NA NS 1 -1 NA NA
Transparency on Legislation 1 NA NA NA NA NA NA 2
Carbon Tax -2 NS NA NS -1 NS NA NA
Emissions Trading NS -2 NA -2 NS -2 NA NA
Energy Efficiency Standards -2 NS NA NS NS NS NA NA
Renewable Energy Legislation 1 NS NA -2 NS NS NA NA
Energy Policy and Mix NS NS NA NS NS NS NA NA
GHG Emission Standards 0 -1 NA -2 -1 2 NA NA
Disclosure on Relationships 2 0 NA NA NA NA NA 0