ICAO advocates for decarbonization of aviation at COP 27

Created on 28.11.2022 08:27

The United Nations Climate Change Conference COP27 was held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, from 6 to 20 November 2022 with the key aim of ensuring full implementation of the Paris Agreement.

Participating in a round table of Heads of State, Prime Ministers and Chiefs of International Organizations during COP 27 on topic “Just Transition”, Mr. Salvatore Sciacchitano, ICAO Council President advocated for the realization of the ICAO Assembly’s decision to reach net zero emissions from air transport by 2050. 

ICAO is fully cognizant of its global responsibilities towards the sustainable future of the international aviation sector, and of the planet. ICAO launched its Assistance, Capacity-building and Training for Sustainable Aviation Fuels (ACT-SAF) programme in June.

In the immediate term, ICAO Member States and industry will continue pursuing additional sustainability objectives, notably through the aforementioned expanded use of sustainable aviation fuels and the ongoing implementation of the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA).