Talk:International Civil Aviation Organization

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I have relocated some of the material off the article page primarily because it was rather dry background material and unlikely to be all that useful to readers.

I'd like to see more a more comprehensive section on ICAO's current and past position on global warming effects of international emissions and what they propose to do (or not) about it but I'm out of time for tonight. --Bob Burton 08:46, 28 August 2008 (EDT)

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Park here while reorganising the page--Bob Burton 08:07, 28 August 2008 (EDT)

Per the Aviation Environment Federation, "Emissions from international aviation are specifically excluded from the targets agreed under the Kyoto Protocol. Instead, the Protocol invites developed countries to pursue the limitation or reduction of emissions through the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). ICAO’s environmental committee continues to consider the potential for using market-based measures such as trading and charging, but this work is unlikely to lead to global action. It is currently developing guidance for states who wish to include aviation in an emissions trading scheme (ETS) to meet their Kyoto commitments, and for airlines who wish to participate voluntarily in a trading scheme. It is also looking at guidance on how charges can be applied to aircraft greenhouse gas emissions, although a recent ICAO Resolution prevents states from introducing a scheme for international aviation before 2007. Emissions from domestic aviation are included within the Kyoto targets agreed by countries. This has led to some national policies such as fuel and emission taxes for domestic air travel in the Netherlands and Norway respectively. Although some countries tax the fuel used by domestic aviation, there is no duty on kerosene used on international flights."

Not sure that this par adds much:

Most of this work is undertaken through the ICAO Council's Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP), which consists of Members and Observers from States, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations representing aviation industry and environmental interests.
The ultimate objective of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) [1] is to achieve stabilization of greenhouses gas concentrations in atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.

Secretary General of ICAO

The Secretary General is head of the Secretariat, Chief Executive Officer of the Organization and Secretary of the Council. While the management of the five established Bureaux is undertaken through the respective Bureaux Directors, the Secretary General is directly responsible for the management and effective work performance of the activities assigned to the Office of the Secretary General relating to External Relations and Public Information, Finance, Programmes Evaluation, Audit and Management Review, and Regional Affairs, including the operation of the seven Regional Offices. The Secretary General of the Organization is appointed by the Council of ICAO for a three-year term.

Previous Secretary Generals include:

  • Renato Cláudio Costa Pereira (Brazil), 1997-2003
  • Philippe Rochat (Switzerland), 1991-1997
  • Shivinder Singh Sidhu (India), 1988-1991
  • Yves Lambert (France), 1976-1988
  • Assad Kotaite (Lebanon), 1970-1976
  • Bernardus Tieleman Twigt (Netherlands), 1964-1970
  • Ronald MacAlister Macdonnell (Canada), 1959-1964
  • Albert Roper (France), 1944-1951

World and Regional Headquarters

ICAO's headquarters are located in the Quartier International of Montreal, Canada.

It also has seven regional offices serving nine regions:

  1. Asia and Pacific: Bangkok, Thailand
  2. Middle East: Cairo, Egypt
  3. Western and Central Africa: Dakar, Senegal
  4. South America: Lima, Peru
  5. North America: Central America and Caribbean: Mexico City, Mexico
  6. Eastern and Southern Africa: Nairobi, Kenya
  7. Europe and North Atlantic: Paris, France