Volume 36 (2011)

Volume 36 (2011) / Issue 1

Michel Adam, 'ICAO Assembly’s Resolution on Climate Change: A ‘Historic’ Agreement?' (2011) 36 Air and Space Law, Issue 1, pp. 23–29


The 37th session of the Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) culminated with the adoption of a resolution on climate change. News releases depict the resolution as a historic agreement, stressing that no other industry sector has ‘a similar globally agreed framework for managing its response to climate change’. However, the achievement may not be as meritorious as news releases imply.

This note will review the resolution adopted at the 37th session of the Assembly and outline the main areas that require further work by ICAO and its Member States, paying particular attention to the dissensions between developed and developing countries.

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