Rethinking the potency of ICAO SARPS on global reduction of aviation emission and protection of global environment
Keywords:Rethinking, Potency, SARPs Annex16 Vol. II, Reduction, Civil Aviation Emission
The Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) of Annex 16 Vol. II, Chicago Convention 1944, are created and adopted by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), for the purpose of regulating aircraft emission in the civil aviation sector. The creation of ICAO standard and Recommended Practices on aviation environment came up in 1981, following the declaration in Article 2(2) of Kyoto protocol to UNFCCC that developed countries of (Annex I parties), shall pursue limitation or reduction of emission of greenhouse gases from aviation by working through the international civil aviation organization (ICAO). However, while the SARPS have been recognized by ICAO and the contracting states as the sole international regulations for reduction of aviation emission, the SARPs are also known to have some limitations on reduction of aviation emission. This paper therefore examines the capacity of SARPs Annex 16 Vol II of Chicago Convention 1944 to make effective reduction in international reduction of aviation emission for protection of environment. This involves identifying the strength and limitations of ICAO SARPs on reduction of aviation emission as well as making recommendations for improved performance. A qualitative-doctrinal research approach is adopted where by the bulk of analysis on the study is based on information from library research materials the study concludes the ICAO SARPs have more limitations than strength and would require some improvement for achieving a more effective reduction in aviation emission.
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