International Air Transport Association (IATA)

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Airlines and Logistics
Montreal, Canada

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is negatively lobbying climate regulation for aviation at the global and regional levels. Although IATA has stated support for the Paris Agreement, media reporting has suggested that it was “instrumental” in keeping aviation out of the Paris climate negotiations. IATA appears to oppose all regional climate regulations for aviation, viewing the UN International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) as the only organization that should regulate aviation’s GHG emissions. IATA supports the CORSIA, a voluntary carbon offsetting scheme agreed at ICAO in 2016, as the primary global emissions policy for aviation. Throughout 2015-17, IATA has opposed regional emissions trading and carbon tax schemes, in particular the inclusion of aviation in the EU ETS. IATA also appears not to support the same policies at a global level. IATA opposed EU energy efficiency targets and standards for aviation in 2016 EU consultation responses, but has supported their introduction at the ICAO. While the IATA has previously suggested it supports US renewable fuel standards and legislation to promote biofuels, it opposed the introduction of an EU air transport renewables fuel mandate in a 2016 consultation response.

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 NS NA NA
Climate Science Stance NS NS NA NS -1 NS NA NA
Need for climate regulations -1 -1 NA -1 -1 NS NA NA
UN Treaty Support -1 1 NA NS -1 0 NA NA
Transparency on Legislation 1 NA NA NA NA NA NA 1
Carbon Tax -1 -1 NA -1 -1 -2 NA NA
Emissions Trading -2 -2 NA -1 -1 -2 NA NA
Energy Efficiency Standards -2 NS NA -2 2 NS NA NA
Renewable Energy Legislation 1 NS NA -1 NS NS NA NA
Energy Policy and Mix NS NS NA NS NS NS NA NA
GHG Emission Standards 1 1 NA -2 0 1 NA NA
Disclosure on Relationships 2 NS NA NA NA NA NA 0