Environmental capacity-building webinar for DGCA Indonesia

8 December 2021 - The ECAC Secretariat delivered an environmental capacity-building webinar for staff from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation of Indonesia, under the existing cooperation agreement between both organisations.

At the request of DGCA Indonesia, the webinar addressed an important discussion topic for the next ICAO Assembly in 2022: Climate long-term aspirational goals (LTAG) for international aviation. The aim of the session was to provide background information and familiarise participants with the concepts and terminologies, such as net-zero CO2 emissions (or carbon neutrality), carbon removals (or negative emissions), etc.

It also provided an overview of the aviation industry’s net-zero roadmaps for 2050 and an update on European developments for promoting sustainable aviation fuels (SAF), such as Norway's existing SAF blending mandate, the ReFuel EU Aviation regulatory proposal, or the United Kingdom’s 2021 consultation for the establishment of a SAF national mandate.

Attended by 31 DGCA Indonesia officials from 23 different departments, this two-hour webinar allowed for a fruitful exchange of experience and information between the respective technical teams. This activity is expected to be followed by additional cooperation activities in the context of supporting the sustainable recovery of the aviation sector.