Case Study 4.4: APEC Aviation Emissions Taskforce
The Department brought together economies of the Asia-Pacific region to focus attention on the issue of managing aviation greenhouse gas emissions through the Transportation Working Group of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum.
The Department organised two aviation emission seminars during the year, bringing together the region's aviation industry. The seminars were held in Singapore in September 2007 and Kuala Lumpur in April 2008.
Interest generated through the seminars has led to the APEC Transportation Working Group (TPT-WG) establishing an Aviation Emissions Task force.
Through the new Aviation Emissions Task force, TPT-WG members will be able to:
- share information on environmental best practice;
- develop practical approaches to address aviation emissions that will support the work being undertaken by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO); and
- collaborate more effectively with industry on short and long-term strategies.
The Task force is open to 21 APEC economies and aims to bring together both industry and governments in the region.