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Expanded European Aviation and Environment Working Group debates net zero emissions plans

26 March - The first meeting of the European Aviation and Environment Working Group (EAEG) (Expanded) with European stakeholders following the recent initiative to strengthen the engagement of all ECAC Member States in the group, was focused on the Destination 2050 Report: A Route to Net Zero European Aviation. The Destination 2050 initiative was presented by the five associations engaged in it (A4E, ACI EUROPE, ASD, CANSO and ERA), along with the authors of the supporting study from the Royal Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR) and SEO Amsterdam Economics.

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ECAC Coordinating Committee spring meeting focuses on communication and strategy

25 March - A busy meeting of the ECAC Coordinating Committee had a strong focus on communication, agreeing the need for a clear joint message on the response to the COVID crisis and the development of exit strategies from current travel restrictions, as well as agreeing the submission of the new ECAC Communication Strategy to Directors General, and welcoming the development of the new ECAC website (www.ecac-ceac.org).

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First ECAC information seminar to improve CO2 reduction plans

24 March - A first ECAC Environmental Forum State Action Plans Information Seminar was organised to recall the recommended common European approach to follow in view of submission to ICAO of updated action plans for CO2 emissions reductions from international aviation. The seminar provided participants with clarification to support submission of their updated plans preferably by the end of June 2021, as recommended by ICAO.

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European coordination meeting looks at measures to restart international air travel

11 March - A videoconference with the Directors General of ECAC Member States, DG MOVE, EASA and EUROCONTROL discussed in particular the recent developments in air traffic and heard updates from Member States and organisations on flight and travel restrictions and on the ICAO Council Aviation Recovery Taskforce (CART) Phase III progress, as well as a presentation from the OECD-International Transport Forum (ITF) on the COVID-Free International Mobility Initiative.

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