Print
16
Mar

ICAO lauds PH’s commitment to CO2 emissions reduction plan

Share

By Emmie Abadilla | Manila Bulletin

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) commended the Philippines’ commitment to environmental sustainability after the country submitted its voluntary State Action Plan on CO2 Emissions Reduction for International Aviation.

A State Action Plan is a voluntary planning and reporting tool for countries on how they make their aviation activities friendly to the environment.

The country’s mitigation strategies include developing Bio-Fuel (used cooking oil) as an alternative fuel, as well as improving air traffic management and infrastructure via a performance-based navigation (PBN) system in all public aerodromes.

This Action Plan “provides an opportunity to establish and showcase strategies to reduce aviation emission,” ICAO Secretary General Fang Lui stated in his letter to the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) last week.

Significantly, Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade has long been pushing for pollution reduction initiatives in all sectors of transportation, according to the CAAP.

The DOTr’s anti-pollution campaign has focused, not just on Public Utility Vehicles, but also on airplanes, ships and all kinds of transportation, Tugade stressed.

“There’s no exemption. This is our commitment to global efforts in mitigating climate change.”

Last year, the Philippines also complied with international safety standards and passed the Universal Safety Oversight Audit Program of the ICAO Coordinated Validation Mission.

In the audit, Philippine airports got an overall result of 70.19 percent, which is above the global average of 64 percent, and significantly higher than the previous rating  of 59.94 percent.

CAB Hotline

Public Assistance 24/7

165-66

Secondary Numbers

NAIA Terminal1 0919-9128457 Laguindingan 0919-9128468
NAIA Terminal2 0919-9128458 Laoag Airport 0998-5864834
NAIA Terminal3 0919-9128451 Legaspi Airport 0919-9128461
NAIA Terminal4 0919-9128470 Mactan-Cebu Int'l. 0919-9128464
Clark Int'l .Airport 0919-9128471 Naga Airport 0919-9128462
Boracay Airport 0919-9128453 Ozamis Airport 0998-5864835
Bacolod Airport 0998-5864828 Pagadian Airport 0998-5864836
Basco Airport 0998-5864829 Puerto Princessa 0998-5864837
Busuanga Airport 0919-9128460 Roxas Airport 0998-5864838
Butuan Airport 0998-5864830 Siargao Airport 0919-9128456
Davao Int'l. Airport 0919-9128469 Surigao Airport 0998-5864839
Dipolog Airport 0998-5864832 Tacloban Airport 0998-5864840
Dumaguete Airprot 0998-5864833 Tagbiliran Airport 0919-9128465
General Santos 0919-9128467 Tugeugarao Airport 0998-5864841
Iloilo Int'l .Airport 0919-9128466 Virac Airport 0919-9128463
Kalibo Int'l. Airport 0919-9128454 Zamboanga Airport 0998-5864842

✆ 852-8967 (CAB Legal and Enforcement Division)

APBR@cab.gov.ph

Trunk Lines:
☎ (+632) 853-7259
☎ (+632) 854-5996