CAAF/3 presents an opportunity to help progress one of the key building blocks to get us to net-zero carbon by 2050. Haldane Dodd Executive Director, ATAG

The third ICAO Conference on Aviation and Alternative Fuels (CAAF/3) was held from 20 to 24 November 2023 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The meeting adopted a 2030 goal for SAF deployment at a global level, and a global framework of enabling actions. More information is available on the ICAO website and in the ATAG media release issued following the conclusion of the meeting.

ICAO hosted a series of preparatory and outreach events in advance of the CAAF/3 Conference. The aviation industry was actively involved in these to outline the sector-wide net-zero commitment and the key role of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) in achieving this.

Our objective is to highlight the importance and potential for the scale-up of SAF production to levels required in order to decarbonise commercial air transport.

ATAG coordinated working papers co-signed by IATA, CANSO, ACI, ICCAIA and IBAC:

Media Releases



ICAO pre-CAAF/3 Outcomes Consultation

The second pre-CAAF/3 event was held on 25-26 September in Montreal, with a view to consulting with States on possible CAAF/3 outcomes for an ICAO global framework for aviation cleaner energy, to pave the way for results-oriented discussions at CAAF/3.

ATAG took part in the pre-CAAF/3 Consultation with industry partners and organised a separate Briefing on industry views ahead of CAAF/3 for ICAO Council Members and State representatives. This was held in Montreal on Friday 22 September

  • Download the PowerPoint presentation from the Briefing here.


2023 ICAO Stocktaking

The 2023 ICAO Stocktaking on Aviation in Sector CO2 emissions reductions and Pre-CAAF/3 Policy and Finance Consultation took place from 11-13 July 2023 in Montreal.

On behalf of the industry, ATAG organised a short side event, bringing together industry and State representatives.

  • Download the side event presentation here.

Further information on the aviation industry’s position can be found below.