Organised by ATAG, in partnership with IATA, ACI, CANSO and ICCAIA, the 2017 Summit in Geneva came exactly one year after the historic agreement at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to institute the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA).
The Summit brought together over 360 aviation leaders and experts to discuss driving sustainable growth in aviation, sustainable aviation fuels, technology’s contribution to the 2050 goal to reduce aviation’s net CO2 emissions, and long-term challenges according to industry leaders.
Now that CORSIA has been agreed upon, the Summit was an opportunity to look towards the long-term future of aviation and discuss how the industry can develop in a sustainable manner.
IETA President and CEO Dirk Forrister joined a panel session along with Jane Hupe (ICAO), Paul Steele (IATA) and Peter Vis (European Commission). He underlined the challenges ahead in the context of the current negotiations on the Paris Agreement’s Article 6 mechanism, and elaborated on the vital role carbon markets will play in helping international aviation achieve its goal of carbon-neutral growth after 2020.