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Spotlight / 2023
- November 27. ICAO: international civil aviation agency adopts sustainable fuels framework
- October 30. Sustainability projects high on agenda as ACSA aims for carbon neutrality by 2050
- October 14. SAF production in Africa: the opportunities and risks of an emerging market
- July 6. IATA Releases Industry Net Zero Tracking Methodology to Guide Industry Emission Reporting
- June 21. Sasol, Topsoe form JV to accelerate global production of sustainable aviation fuel
- June 14. First sustainable aviation fuel batches certified under CORSIA
- May 10 - 12. AASA attends the Regional Workshop CORSIA Implementation after ICAO 41st General Assembly
- April 6. Global Electric Aircraft Market Forecast 2023-2032 – Market size, drivers, trends, and competitors
- April 6. EU draws criticism as it proposes green label for some aviation investments
- April 6. UK agency has backed billions’ worth of aviation deals since Paris agreement
- April 5. SABA takes sustainable aviation fuel market to new heights with corporate support
- April 5. Why Europe is emerging as a green aviation test bed
- April 4. Battle brews in US over climate law credits for aviation biofuels
- March 27. Stepping stones to net zero
- March 27. ICAO Council adopts important new and updated international aviation environmental protection standards
- January 5. 11 Sustainable Aviation Trends for 2023
Global Aviation Industry Initiatives
- ICAO's 2050 Net-Zero CO2 Goal for International Aviation
- IATA's actions for the environment: Green recovery for aviation, sustainable aviation fuel and new technologies
- ICAO environmental protection initiatives
- United Nations (UN) Environment Programme report: Aviation and the Global Atmosphere
- ROUTES/AASA training links
News / 2018
CORSIA standards: endorsed by ICAO and hailed by industry
This now allows governments and industry to make final preparations for implementation before the CO2 emissions monitoring and reporting obligations commence in Jan 2019. The ICAO Council is to be commended for their progress on this important technical work.
Michael Gill, Executive Director of ATAG
Following swiftly in the wake of the ICAO endorsement, the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), formed in 1981 and endorsed by ICAO in 1989 to represent the international interests of business aviation, announced that ICAO member states are to begin their carbon emissions reporting on January 1, 2019.
The aviation industry is a key contributor to global economic growth and prosperity, facilitating communication, linking markets, and providing employment for millions. However, the industry’s future is dependent on proceeding in a sustainable, environmentally-responsible manner.
In the last decade, and with 2018's global scorching temperature records and fires, awareness of climate change and the harmful effects on the atmosphere of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from industries, power plants, vehicles, ocean-going vessels, and aircraft has intensified. According to Business Aviation Guide: To the use of Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel (SAJF) the aviation industry is a leader in taking steps to improve its efficiency and address its impact on climate change, and to-date, is the only industry to have developed internationally-agreed carbon emission reduction standards for both aircraft and operators.
Annie Petsonk, International Counsel for the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), has also hailed the crucial adoption of standards and recommended practices but cautioned that the road ahead remains challenging: “The adoption of the SARPs marks a significant step forward by ICAO in standing up CORSIA. But much work remains to be done before the end of the year to ensure that CORSIA as implemented actually delivers the anticipated environmental benefits. There are potential devils lurking in the details, and the work needs to be completed with close coordination between government representatives in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and in ICAO to ensure consistency between the two international agreements and prevent double-dipping with regard to carbon offsets and alternative fuel credits. ICAO must take unprecedented steps to establish technical advisory bodies that have broad participation, are free of conflicts of interest, and operate transparently to ensure that proposed fuels and offsets meet the integrity criteria."
- Business Aviation Guide: To the use of Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel (SAJF)