European Aviation and Environment Working Group (EAEG)
The European Aviation and Environment Working Group (EAEG) is an ECAC/EU working group competent for addressing activities such as:
- European contribution to SARPs and guidance on CORSIA, to related ICAO events, and support to Member States in the implementation of the ECAC Bratislava Declaration;
- European contribution to CAEP (including long-term aspirational goal for the reduction of CO2 emissions of international aviation, noise, non-volatile Particulate Matter, sustainable alternative fuels etc.), and European preparations for CAEP meetings;
- support to European Council members via provision of briefing material;
- update of European Action Plans for emissions reduction by June 2021;
- maintenance/development of ECAC's report on a standard method for noise modelling (ECAC Doc 29, 4th Edition);
- further harmonisation of European environmental policies on noise, local air quality and climate change, including via information sharing, exchanges on best practices and provision of guidance material; and
- capacity building.
This group is co-chaired by a representative of one ECAC Member State and a representative of the European Commission (except for activities not involving EU competencies), and composed of European CAEP members and observers, EASA and EUROCONTROL, and the European co-rapporteurs of CAEP working groups and task forces.
This group is also open to participation of advisers involved in CAEP work and able to bring expertise, and committed to actively contributing.
For the purposes of European coordination for ICAO major events, for replies to ICAO State letters deemed of high strategic interest for Europe, or for the preparation of State Action Plans for the reduction of CO2 emissions, the group meets in a wider format, known as "EAEG Expanded".
When deemed necessary, technical input or preparatory work is provided by small temporary or permanent specialised task groups, upon request from EAEG. These specialised task groups can be either formal or informal, either already in existence (e.g. AIRMOD, APER Task Group), or new groups, based on needs.