4 August 2021

GreenAir News

Reporting on aviation and the environment


2021 ICAO Stocktaking on aviation in-sector CO2 emissions reductions
31 August – 2 September 2021
Montreal, Canada [Virtual]

Building on the 2020 ICAO Stocktaking event, which displayed over 100 innovative solutions to unlock current and future CO2 aviation emissions reduction potentials, along with strong commitments and ambitious roadmaps to zero emissions, the 2021 ICAO Stocktaking will provide a forum for the exchange and collection of information and data between all aviation stakeholders, covering the three areas for in-sector reductions: technologies, operations and sustainable aviation fuels. During the four-day event, aeronautical pioneers, industry leaders, technical experts, researchers, innovators, civil society advocates and States will illustrate their concrete and ambitious plans for decarbonising international aviation. The event will conclude with a policy day, featuring high-level interventions to discuss the link between the post-pandemic green recovery and the future of sustainable aviation.

Starting from 16 March 2021 to August 2021, a series of ICAO Pre-Stocktaking monthly webinars will pave the way to the 2021 Stocktaking, representing opportunities to discuss ahead of the event important challenges and tools of action associated with a decarbonised future for the aviation sector. Each webinar will be 90 minutes long and be available on ICAO TV, live and replay. The ICAO Pre-Stocktaking webinars are organised under the framework of the ICAO Global Coalition for Sustainable Aviation, which gathers stakeholders working on innovations and breakthroughs for a greener future for aviation. 

The Pre-Stocktaking webinars are as follows:

16 March: Battery technology, fueling aviation electrification
15 April: Hydrogen – getting to zero carbon flights
6 May: Synthetic fuels for aviation
4 June: eVTOL and urban air mobility – a new systemic and sustainable approach for air travel
27 July: Infrastructure development for supplying clean energy for air travel
10 August: ICAO Stocktaking preview

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Research workshop: Climate change and the role of air traffic control
22-23 September 2021
Vilnius, Lithuania

InterFAB continues the series of successful annual research workshops with a forum dedicated to climate change and the role played by air navigation services, in collaboration with industry partners, to deliver sustainable aviation services for European citizens. Climate change is affecting all parts of the world, prompting every industry to examine how it can reduce its environmental footprint. Aviation faces challenges on many levels and is actively researching ways to realise carbon neutral growth. In addition to several initiatives to limit or even reduce gas emissions from burning fossil fuel, the industry is increasingly confronted with unforeseen weather events and less predictable traffic demand. On the one hand a temperature rise may reduce de-icing operations, however it also brings more intense rain and flooding, prolonged drought, increased wildfires and associated ash particles. Responding in a sustainable way to these challenges is the focus of the forum.

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ATAG Global Sustainable Aviation Forum
28 September 2021
Geneva, Switzerland

Organised by the industry’s Air Transport Action Group, in association with ACI, CANSO, IATA, IBAC and ICCAIA, this virtual event will be a platform to discuss key factors that influence aviation’s sustainability and to proactively seek solutions.

More details will be published on the ATAG website shortly. To express an interest in participating, email events@atag.org.

Biofuels International Conference & Expo
19-20 October 2021 [new dates]
Brussels, Belgium

The 13th Biofuels International Conference & Expo will bring together leading producers, suppliers, regulators and other engaged organisations over a two-day period. High-level speakers, experts in their field, will address a range of topical issues relating to the biofuels sector. As usual, it will cover large-scale aviation biofuels: examining the challenges and future potential. Organised by international biofuels magazine Biofuels International, the 2021 conference will be held again in Brussels, and co-located with the International Biogas Congress & Expo as well as the Biomass Congress & Expo, giving participants exceptional coverage.

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Aviation Sustainability
16 November 2021
Dubai, UAE

After its successful virtual launch, Aviation Sustainability will take place live at the Dubai Airshow, with the aim of helping to power the skies with carbon-neutral flights. The show will bring together aircraft manufacturers, airline operators, airports and suppliers to support the UAE’s 2021 vision to accelerate sustainable development while preserving the environment, ultimately achieving the balance between economic and social development. Key themes to be discussed during this year’s conference include sustainable aviation fuels (SAF); future energy: hydrogen & electric; reducing inefficiencies with data; government incentives; CORSIA; and streamlining aircraft engine design.

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PLEASE NOTE: Information on the above events is from their respective organisers and GreenAir accepts no responsibility for its accuracy.