Greenhouse Gas Emissions from International Aviation

Legal and Policy Challenges

Alejandro Piera Valdes 9789462364677 | 1 edition, 2015


While the aviation sector has introduced a number of technological and operational measures to curb its greenhouse gas emissions, these will not offset the emissions expected from its projected growth. This book examines the legal framework underlying the international aviation and climate change discourse. It analyzes the suitability of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) institutional setting to address climate change and provides a critical assessment of the European Union Emission Trading Scheme. Finally, the author makes several recommendations to facilitate the adoption, implementation and, ultimately, compliance with the ICAO’s global market-based measure scheme to limit greenhouse gas emissions from international aviation.

Target group

Practitioners and scholars in the field of international aviation law and government authorities.

Author's information

Alejandro Piera Valdés is an international consultant on international law, air transport and environment. He was Advisor to the United Arab Emirates on the ICAO Council and served as rapporteur to the modernization of the Tokyo Convention of 1963. In addition to his private practice experience, Alejandro was also Senior Legal Counsel of IATA. He holds a Doctoral and LLM degrees from McGill University and a law degree from the National University of Asuncion.


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