The Responsibility to Regulate the Emissions of Our Airlines

by JP Kiefer

The governing body responsible for regulating greenhouse gas emissions in aircraft, the International Civil Aviation Organization, has not passed any significant greenhouse gas regulation over the past fourteen years despite the industry’s contributions to climate change. Liu (2011), recognizes that there may be some technical reasons the ICAO has chosen not to do so, but ultimately states that the ICAO would be the proper organization to implement regulation if not for political issues within its leadership. Continue reading