ECAC participation in environment events

ECAC’s climate change and capacity-building specialist, César Velarde, participated in several conferences on the theme of aviation and the environment on 18, 19 and 27 October. The purpose of these events was to look at decarbonising aviation and the current global and European policy background and roadmaps. Mr Velarde’s contributions focused in particular on the environmental achievements at the recent 41st ICAO Assembly and on sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) developments in Europe, and ECAC’s work on these subjects.

Events attended:

  • 12th European Aeronautics Science Network (EASN) International Conference on Innovation in Aviation & Space for opening New Horizons. The conference was organised to disseminate scientific knowledge, innovative ideas and breakthrough concepts in the fields of aviation and space (Barcelona, 18 October).
  • European regional meeting of the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers’ Associations (IFATCA). The event discussed what digitalisation can do to decarbonise air traffic management (Brussels, 19 October).
  • Clean Skies for Tomorrow (CST) Policy Working Group. The CST Coalition is an initiative led by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with the Rocky Mountain Institute and the Energy Transitions Commission and in close consultation with advisory partner, the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG), to help the aviation sector move towards net-zero emissions. It cooperates with the ECAC SAF Task Group in the development of SAF guidance material (virtual event, 19 October).
  • International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) System’s 2nd Technical Stakeholder Committee meeting (virtual event, 27 October).