WASHINGTON—The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has declared the “climate challenge for aviation is worse than expected,” after a study found commercial airline emissions are increasing 70% faster than current ICAO projections. The ICCT found that commercial airlines emitted 918 million metric tons (MMT) of CO2 in 2018, 32% higher than the 694 MMT recorded in 2013. The 5.7% implied annual compound growth rate of emissions is 70% higher than those used ...

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