Global Sustainable Aviation Forum / COP28

The aviation industry invited visitors to the COP 28 Green zone to join the Global Sustainable Aviation Forum / COP28 on Wednesday 6 December 2023 in Dubai, in the Green zone at COP 28.

The Forum, a side event during the UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP28), was hosted by the United Arab Emirates in Dubai in November / December 2023. 

The Forum was managed on behalf of the Air Transport Action Group by Serindipity Solutions - ATAG's chosen event partner.


In 2021, the global aviation industry declared that it will achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, supported by accelerated efficiency measures, energy transition (including sustainable aviation fuel) and innovation across the sector in partnership with governments around the world.  

Government support for net zero (a crucial element) was confirmed in October 2022 when a similar goal was adopted for international flights during the 41st session of the ICAO Assembly.

Key topics

ATAG's Global Sustainable Aviation Forum / COP28 showcased the latest innovations and developments in the field of aviation climate action. We focused on:

  • radical future technologies and enhancements to existing aircraft
  • operational improvements
  • aviation's energy transition
  • sustainable aviation fuel: supply and demand, scale up in production, investment needs and opportunities.


A recording of the session is being prepared and this page will be updated once it is ready.

Agenda and speakers

Please click here to view the agenda. A list of speakers and their biographies is available here.

Event presentations

  • View the ATAG presentation here
  • View the ACI presentation here


We would like to extend a thank you to the event supporters.

Our sector has placed climate action as one of its highest priorities. It will be a significant challenge to meet net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, but the evidence shows that with the right support from governments and efforts across the value chain, especially the energy industry, it is achievable. Haldane Dodd Executive Director, ATAG