Agenda 2022

Draft Agenda

The content and timings in this provisional agenda are subject to change





09.00 – 10.00 Registration and light buffet breakfast

10.00 – 10.10 Welcome and opening Remarks

10.10 – 10.30 Keynote

10.30 – 11.15 Session 1: Aviation Leaders Panel
As the industry recovers post-Covid from the sharpest downturn in aviation history, how important is sustainability to leaders? Is the Net Zero target set by the industry achievable? Are the steps being taken sufficient and fast enough? What more can policymakers do to help full decarbonisation of the aviation sector? Are sustainable aviation fuels the silver bullet to realising Net Zero? Does the industry fear increased taxation by governments as a form of managing demand for flying. Is banning short-haul flights fair? Does industry need a global agreement by countries at ICAO to achieve its climate goals? Is the industry coming under greater pressure from investors on sustainability performance?

11.15 – 11.45 Presentation 1: Roadmaps to Net Zero
A number of industry and other roadmaps and forecasts have been released that point the way as to how the aviation sector can transition towards a net zero target and bring it into line with the global 1.5°C goal by mid-century. How do they compare? How realistic do they look based on current understanding? To what extent do they rely on novel technologies? What reliance will there still be on carbon offsetting, emissions trading and other market-based instruments to achieve net zero?

11.45 – 12.30 Session 2: View from investors
Like most energy-intensive sectors, aviation is coming under ever-increasing scrutiny from investors. Sustainability-linked finance has become an important source of funding aircraft fleet renewal. How does the financial community view airline investment? How have airlines secured green finance and what can other airlines learn from their experience?


14.00 – 14.45 Session 3: Progress on a global long-term goal for aviation
This conference takes place immediately after the conclusion of ICAO’s 41st Assembly, which is due to consider and then reach a decision on a Long-Term Aspirational Goal for emissions from international aviation. What was the outcome? Is aviation now in line with UN climate goals? What are the reactions from industry and NGOs to the outcome? What decisions were, or were not, taken on ICAO’s Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme (CORSIA). What is the role for ICAO moving forward on climate action?

14.45 – 15.00 Presentation 2: Carbon pricing of aviation
What has been the impact on airlines of soaring prices of allowances under the EU ETS. Has it had the desired effect of forcing the sector to reduce its emissions? What is the forecast for future prices? What are the chances of a global price on carbon to drive change?

15.00 – 15.45 Session 4: Aviation and the European Green Deal
As part of the climate neutral by 2050 binding target of the European Green Deal, the EU has set an interim goal of cutting emissions by at least 55% by 2030, based on 1990 levels, and is working on a set of proposals under the ‘Fit for 55’ package to revise and update EU legislation, and put in place new initiatives to ensure EU polices are line with the climate goals. The package has important implications for aviation as it involves changes to the EU ETS and Energy Taxation directives. What are the proposals and what is the current legislative position? How will they impact the European aviation sector and will the moves tilt the playing field to its disadvantage?


16.15 – 16.45 Presentation 3: Policymaking in the United States to decarbonise aviation

16.45 – 17.30 Session 5: Technology
To what extent can the aerospace sector contribute to aviation’s net zero by 2050 goal? What new aircraft and engine technologies are on the horizon? Is hydrogen-powered aircraft a significant contributor to decarbonising the sector in the period up to 2050?


The content and timings in this provisional agenda are subject to change



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