The aviation industry has been dramatically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Some States were able to rescue their aviation stakeholders and provided financial support that is often linked to strong green commitments, paving the way for a green recovery of aviation. Although this period has been extremely challenging, it represents a unique opportunity for triggering the shift towards deep decarbonisation of the aviation system.
In fact, the global call to accelerate the shift towards climate-driven action has increasingly gained momentum since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, with significant focus being placed on how the global community can build back better, coupled with significant growth in the aspirations for a green aviation recovery.
For these reasons, ICAO will organize the upcoming ICAO Aviation Green Recovery Seminar to offer a holistic view of the potential opportunities for aviation to take concrete measures to reduce its emissions footprint, as it seeks to “build back better”.
The seminar will put aviation into the global climate action and highlight the ongoing work by ICAO and the aviation community towards green recovery. The event will showcase the concrete measures that are in place to promote an open and inclusive environmentally sustainable future and how aviation supports other industries reduce/avoid their CO2 emissions and cope with the environmental crisis. The short, medium and long-term policies and measures that need to be in place within and outside aviation to support the sector’s decarbonisation path and sustainable transition, will also be discussed.
The Green Recovery Seminar, that will be held virtually from 23 to 24 November 2020, will cover these topics:
- The Climate Crisis and Aviation
- Deep Decarbonisation Pathways
- Supporting Green Recovery Beyond Aviation
- Aviation Global Green Recovery, What’s the Plan?
The seminar will build on the success of the 2020 Virtual ICAO Stocktaking Seminar which showcased inspiring solutions for aviation’s deep decarbonisation by States and industries. For any queries, please send a message here. Subscribe below to register and get the latest updates for the Seminar. ICAO recommendations regarding COVID-19 can be found here