Monday, 6 December 2010
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DIRECTOR of the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority Board Milton Daley yesterday called on local players in the industry to join in the thrust to implement practices and measures geared towards maintaining a healthier environment.
"Despite the successes of the aviation industry, it continues to grapple with the problem of carbon emissions," Daley said at yesterday's church service at the University Chapel in Mona to mark International Civil Aviation Day.
Directors of the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority Board Milton Daley (right) and Captain Andrew Bogle worship yesterday at the University Chapel in Mona, at a special service to mark International Civil Aviation Day. (Photo: Joseph Wellington)
Directors of the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority Board Milton Daley (right) and Captain Andrew Bogle worship yesterday at the University Chapel in Mona, at a special service to mark International Civil Aviation Day. (Photo: Joseph Wellington) 1/1
He said: "Carbon emissions have continued to be challenging for the industry with many states seeking to put in place or have implemented a programme of carbon credit. We recognise that of the 625 million tonnes of man-made emissions each year, the aviation industry accounts for two per cent. The general aim is to reduce this figure."
Daley said that a resolution, aimed at improving fuel efficiency and reducing carbon emissions was recently passed at the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Assembly.
"Under this agreement over 190 member states agreed to work together in the industry to improve fuel efficiency by approximately two per cent annually. This is expected to cap emission commencing in 2020 and to develop a global framework for economic as well as environmental measures," Daley explained.
At the same time, he said that governments around the world, along with the ICAO, airlines and passengers have joined together in a partnership to foster the continued safety and security of the industry with a strong focus on creating a more environmentally conscious industry.
Significant strides, said Daley, have already been made with the reduction of airlines noises by approximately 75 per cent and that airlines have so far invested more than $1.3 trillion in the development of environmentally friendly and fuel efficient aircraft which are expected to come on stream in 2012.
"Additionally governments around the world have begun to look at a single air space policy which will further reduce routes and carbon emissions in the medium to long term," Daley said.
Jamaica, for its part, through the Civil Aviation Authority, has begun to explore the possibility of a single airspace with the rest of the region, which would keep the region in line with its Latin America counterpart, he said.
Daley also highlighted the importance of the aviation industry, pointing out that it is the "pulse of the world economies" which globally supports 32 millions jobs and $3.5 million in economic activities despite rising fuel costs and other challenges.
Rev Dr Oral Thomas, Methodist warden of the United Theological College of the West Indies, in his sermon, encouraged Jamaicans to remain convinced of God's promise of a different and better world and to act differently.
"If you believe in a different world then you will have to act differently and demonstrate behaviour that belongs to your new life, have faith in God and demonstrate behaviour that your life is going to be different," he said.