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DUBAI

COP28 energy transition outcome welcomed by aviation sector

DUBAI, 13 December 2023 – The outcome of COP28 in Dubai has been welcomed by the Executive Director of the cross-industry Air Transport Action Group, Haldane Dodd, who said: “The call by countries meeting at the UN to ‘transition away’ from fossil fuels by 2050 is in line with our expectations of the aviation energy transition. Although the COP28 language could be stronger, it does send a clear signal that change is coming. At the ICAO Assembly last year and in discussions at the ICAO CAAF/3 meeting a few weeks ago in Dubai, this transition towards sustainable aviation fuels was shown to be a vital part of aviation’s own net zero pathways. The COP28 UAE Consensus outcome shows that all parts of the global economy must follow the same trajectory. Although aviation has more challenges for decarbonisation than many other sectors, we are an industry that is committed to meeting this goal and are already delivering what is needed so that governments can set the right policies for sustainable aviation fuel deployment. The finance sector and energy industry must also to join this collective effort.”

DUBAI

COP28 event highlights the energy transition for aviation

DUBAI, 6 December 2023 – As the world’s governments meet for Transport Day at COP28 in Dubai, a Global Sustainable Aviation Forum was held to underscore the need for cooperative approaches to decarbonising air transport. Experts and leaders from across the aviation sector provided an overview of the requirements for the energy transition in aviation.

DUBAI

Agreement reached on aviation clean energy

DUBAI, 24 November 2023 – The aviation sector has adopted a collective goal to start the shift away from fossil fuels at the third Conference on Aviation and Alternative Fuels (CAAF/3), convened by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a United Nations specialised agency. Governments from over 100 States, meeting with industry and civil society, have set a goal that aviation fuel in 2030 should be 5% less carbon intensive than the fossil fuel which makes up nearly all of today’s aviation energy. This will be achieved through a transition to sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and, as an interim tool, the use of lower carbon aviation fuels (LCAF).

DUBAI

Swift global policy action needed for aviation’s energy transition

DUBAI, 14 November 2023 – A shift from fossil fuels to sustainable aviation fuels is possible, necessary and urgent in order to meet the air transport sector’s essential climate change commitments, according to aviation industry experts. As Governments prepare to meet in Dubai next week at the third Conference on Aviation and Alternative Fuels (CAAF/3), convened by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a United Nations specialised agency, the industry has voiced its support for a transition away from fossil fuels.

MONTREAL

Gevo joins the Air Transport Action Group, building momentum in SAF supply

MONTREAL, 20 September 2023 – The Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) is pleased to announce that Gevo, a leading sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) producer and technology company, has joined ATAG as a Strategic Associate. ATAG is a global association representing commercial aviation’s commitment to working towards the sector-wide commitment to net-zero carbon by 2050.

MONTREAL

LanzaJet joins the Air Transport Action Group, helping to foster the global aviation sector’s climate ambition

LanzaJet, a leading sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) producer and technology company, has become the first new energy fuel provider to join the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG), a global association representing commercial aviation’s commitment to working towards the sector-wide commitment to net-zero carbon by 2050.

WASHINGTON, DC

Aviation’s energy transition will rely on a collective global approach

Experts from the aviation sector briefed international financial institutions today at a meeting held on the sidelines of the World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, DC. As part of its commitment to reach net-zero carbon by 2050, the air transport sector will require a rapid shift to new types of energy including sustainable aviation fuel which can reduce emissions from the sector whilst using existing aircraft and fuelling systems.

MONTREAL

Governments adopt 2050 net-zero carbon goal for air transport

Governments meeting at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Assembly in Montreal have adopted a goal of net-zero carbon emissions for international flights by 2050, one of the only global sector-specific climate goals. The goal aligns international aviation with the Paris Agreement and follows a commitment by the industry itself last year.

MONTREAL

ICAO Assembly urged to adopt net-zero climate goal for aviation

Representatives of the world’s governments meeting in Montreal are being urged to adopt a long-term climate goal of net-zero carbon by 2050 for the aviation sector. Over 150 countries are expected at the 41st International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Assembly where one of the most important topics of discussion will be climate change.

CRANFIELD

Unique virtual event showcases global aviation climate action

Tomorrow, Cranfield University and the Air Transport Action Group will team up to deliver a unique global event. The Global Aviation Summit 2022, with 13 hours of live discussion crossing six different world regions, follows the sun to explore sustainability in air transport from multiple angles.

MONTREAL

Encouraging progress at ICAO talks, next step Assembly

The aviation industry says progress towards a long-term climate goal for the global air transport sector took a significant step forward this week at high-level talks in Montreal. Representatives of over 100 countries met at the United Nations specialised agency the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

MONTREAL

Ambition urged for aviation climate talks

Representatives of over 110 countries will meet in Montreal this week for a series of talks aimed at making progress towards a long-term climate goal for the global aviation sector. High-level government representatives will meet at the United Nations specialised agency the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

KIGALILONDON

Commonwealth Governments have the perfect opportunity to unite for aviation climate action

A week after the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) hosted by Rwanda, a group of States from the association met with aviation industry experts today to discuss the decarbonisation of air transport.

SINGAPOREGENEVA

Asia-Pacific Governments urged to support UN climate goal for aviation

Asia-Pacific Governments heard from aviation industry representatives today about the importance of coming to an agreement at the United Nations level on a long-term climate goal for the aviation sector.

STOCKHOLM

Aviation climate action championed at Stockholm+50

Speaking to delegates meeting at the Stockholm+50 Leadership Dialogue today, Executive Director of the cross-industry Air Transport Action Group, Haldane Dodd urged governments to work together to adopt a long-term climate goal at the upcoming International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Assembly.

MONTREAL

Governments urged to deliver climate goal for aviation this year

Aviation industry executives met with government representatives in Montreal today to detail industry aspirations for a long-term climate goal to be agreed for the sector at United Nations meetings later this year. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will debate the potential for a goal to decarbonise the air transport sector, with industry supporting a net-zero carbon trajectory.

SANTIAGO

Latin America Governments meet with aviation industry on decarbonisation pathways

Governments from Latin American countries met with aviation industry officials today to discuss how the energy transition in air transport could help generate green growth employment and support up to two million jobs in the region. This was part of a series of regional events in the lead up to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Assembly in September, where governments will negotiate a long-term climate goal for the sector.

LONDONGENEVA

Introducing "Skies of Tomorrow" - an exciting new documentary series

Today, Zinc Media Group announces ‘Skies of Tomorrow’ – a revealing documentary series, showcasing how the aviation sector is working together, on an international scale, to forge a path to net zero.

BOSTON

Aviation industry adopts 2050 net-zero carbon goal

The global air transport industry has adopted a long-term climate goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, confirming the commitment of the world’s airlines, airports, air traffic management and the makers of aircraft and engines to reduce CO2 emissions in support of the Paris Agreement 1.5ºC goal. This updates an earlier industry-wide goal set in 2009 and comes after yesterday’s resolution of the International Air Transport Association membership to adopt a net-zero goal.

BOSTON

New report outlines path to net-zero aviation in 2050

New analysis outlines credible paths for the air transport sector to reach its updated long-term climate goal to hit net-zero carbon emissions in 2050. A combination of new technology, improvements in operations and infrastructure and a shift to sustainable aviation fuels can help get the sector close to decarbonisation in 2050, with residual emissions being mitigated through market-based instruments such as carbon removal.