IPCC highlights the growing contribution of aviation to global warming

Geneva, Friday, 4 June 1999 – The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has today released a special report on the effect of aviation on the global atmosphere entitled “Aviation and the Global Atmosphere”. The report has been developed over the last two years by a group of more than 100 scientists from around the world and was endorsed during a three-day IPCC meeting in San Jose, Costa Rica in mid-April 1999. It represents the results of unprecedented collaboration between the IPCC and the Scientific Assessment Panel of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, and provides a detailed  assessment of the impact of aircraft engine emissions on climate and atmospheric ozone.

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