Bob Perciasepe on EPA aviation emissions finding

Statement of Bob Perciasepe
President, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

July 25, 2016

On the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalizing two Clean Air Act findings on greenhouse gas emissions from aviation:

EPA’s endangerment finding today on greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft is a sensible step toward a fair, global approach to reducing the climate impact of airline travel.

In initiating a process to establish domestic standards, the United States is showing the leadership needed to reach an agreement on a market-based system to cost-effectively limit airline emissions when the International Civil Aviation Organization meets in September.

Together, an ICAO climate agreement and steps later this year to reduce HFCs under the Montreal Protocol would build very substantially on the Paris Agreement, and would demonstrate strong cooperation between the public and private sectors in meeting our climate challenge.

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