Third ECAC monthly familiarisation webinar on basic knowledge on aviation and the environment

8 September 2021 - The third in the series of monthly ECAC familiarisation webinars on basic knowledge on aviation and the environment was held in September. This session focused on a topic that will be crucial at the next ICAO Assembly in 2022: Climate long-term aspirational goals (LTAG) for international aviation.

The session sought to provide background information on the current technical work being developed in ECAC and ICAO, as well as the industry roadmaps aiming to achieve net-zero CO2 emissions in aviation by mid-century. The key concepts and relevant differences in terminologies such as net-zero CO2 emissions (or carbon neutrality), net-zero emissions (or climate neutrality), and carbon removals (or negative emissions) were clarified.

This ECAC activity is designed to strengthen the competencies and knowledge of experts dealing with environment matters in Member States and to promote awareness on key policy discussion topics. 31 participants from 14 States and organisations joined September’s webinar.

The next webinar will be held on 6 October. It will address the interaction between the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and ICAO to address greenhouse gas emissions from international air traffic, in preparation for the 26th annual UN Climate Conference (COP26) in November.