Fourth monthly ECAC familiarisation webinar on basic knowledge on aviation and the environment
6 October 2021 - The fourth monthly ECAC familiarisation webinar on basic knowledge on aviation and the environment was dedicated to preparing for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26), taking place in Glasgow in November.
A first session led by the ECAC Secretariat explained how aviation emissions are addressed differently under the UNFCCC - which tackles emissions from fuel used in domestic operations - and ICAO, which oversees international aviation CO2 emissions.
The second session sought to demystify the basics of carbon markets for aviation. Guest speaker África Abajas, Head of Sustainable Aviation at Vertis, explained the mechanisms of carbon trading and offsetting, and the current evolution of carbon pricing, and gave examples of ICAO CORSIA’s compliant CO2 Emission Unit’s projects.
59 participants from 30 States and organisations joined the webinar, including experts from ECAC’s sister regional organisation, the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC). The next webinar will be held on 3 November and it will address climate change risks and adaptation needs for European aviation, with support from EUROCONTROL and European airports from Greece, the Netherlands and Sweden.