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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Fairmont Hotel
2401 M Street, NW Washington, DC, 20037

Seminar: 2:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Reception: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

There is no charge, but we request that you pre-register for the seminar, no later than Friday, September 28, 2007

Free of charge

Co-hosted by the Japan International Transport Institute and the Airport Environment Improvement Foundation

Japan International Tranport Institute

1819 L STREET, N.W. SUITE 1000
PHONE:+1- 202-833-9763
FAX: +1-202-833-9769

Airport Environment Improvement Foundation

Activities of our institute are made possible through the generous assistance of the Nippon Foundation.


Seminar on CO2 Emission Reduction from Aircraft

According to the Special Report on Aviation and the Global Atmosphere, which was published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 1999, emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from aircraft were only about 2% of total CO2 emissions (or about 13% of total CO2 emissions from all transportation sources) in 1992. It is estimated that they will be 3% of total CO2 emissions in 2050 due to rapid growth in air traffic demand. Aircraft are estimated to contribute about 5% of the total global warming in 2050, up from about 3.5% in 1992. Due to the growth of international awareness for global warming and increasing requests for environmental consideration to state governments and companies from the public, the energy and steel industries are making an effort to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions through the Emission Trading System in the U.S. At the 35th ICAO Assembly held in 2004, Resolution A35-5 was adopted in which market-based measures regarding aircraft engine emissions, including the Emission Trading System for international aviation, would be developed. Currently, a wide range of measures to reduce GHG from international aviation have been discussed by the ICAO Council’s Committee on Aviation Environment Protection (CAEP). On the other side, the European Commission (EC) announced last December that aircrafts departing from and landing in the E.U. would be included into an E.U. Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS) to reduce GHG from aircraft, and a formal legislative proposal was already tabled.

The goals for the seminar are to highlight measures being taken and to be taken by stakeholders in addressing CO2 emissions from aircraft, to provide a forum for experts and stakeholders to exchange ideas and to follow up on the ICAO Colloquium held in May.


Sumio Shioda
Senior Advisor, Airport Environment Improvement Foundation

Shigenori Hiraoka
Senior Representative, Japan International Transport Institute
 Bio  Presentation 

Roberto Kobeh González
President of the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization
 Bio  Speech Text 

Andrew B. Steinberg
Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs, U.S. Department of Transportation
 Bio  Presentation 

David McMillan
Director General of Civil Aviation, U.K. Department for Transport
 Bio  Speech Text 

John Begin(Moderator)
Duputy Director, Air Transport Bureau, ICAO

Carl E. Burleson
Director, Office of Environments and Energy, U.S. Federal Aviation Administration

Michael G. Hurd
Duputy Director, Environmental Strategy, Commercial Airlines, Boeing

Niels Ladefoged
Policy Officer, Directorate-General Environment, European Commission

Douglas E. Lavin
Regional Vice President, North America, IATA
 Bio  Presentation 

Richard Marchi
Senior Advisor, Policy and Regulatory Affairs for the Airports Council International - North America
 Bio  Presentation 

Annie Petsonk
International Counsel, Environmental Defense Fund

Katsuhiro Yamaguchi
Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo
 Bio  Presentation