A leading global forum for the world’s aviation community to discuss the sustainable development of aviation will be conducted in Geneva,Sswitzerland on 3-4 October 2017. It will be organised by: ATAG, Air Transport Action Group in partner with among others IATA, Airpot Council International etc.
As has been announced in www.atag.org, all sectors of the global aviation industry have been working together to reduce air transport’s environmental impact, following a shared strategy for CO2 emissions reduction. The Summit is where, in 2008, the aviation industry launched the world’s first emissions reduction goals from a single global sector. Since those goals were announced, the industry has been making impressive progress in addressing its carbon emissions, as well as driving all aspects of sustainable development.
About the 2017 summit
The 2017 Summit comes 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). With this agreement, aviation will be able to achieve its goal of carbon-neutral growth. Now that CORSIA has been agreed upon, the 2017 Summit will look towards the long-term future of aviation and how the industry can develop in a sustainable manner.
The event will combine high-level political discussions and technical breakout sessions. There will also be a supplementary workshop on developments relating to CORSIA. Topics will include: the sustainable development of aviation and how the industry can support other sectors, such as tourism; how aviation can increase its use of sustainable energy, both in the sky and on the ground; meeting the industry’s 2050 emissions reduction goal through new, disruptive technology; and the big picture and future challenges.
Who will attend
Airlines, airports, air navigation service providers, manufacturers, fuel suppliers, ground service and transportation providers, industry suppliers of products and services, travel and tourism companies, civil aviation authorities, chambers of commerce, government representatives, aviation regulators, industry trade associations, environmental groups and civil society.
ATAG organize it together with ACI, CANSO, IATA and ICCAIA, representing the entire commercial air transport industry. It will be an opportunity for networking with over 300 of aviation’s leaders, experts, stakeholders, regulators, NGOs and the media; a forum to question the experts on topics of critical importance to aviation today, through interactive panel debates and technical workshops.***