After a three-year hiatus following Covid-19, Aviation Carbon returned in October 2022 and was our most popular event since it first started in 2012. Over 400 delegates registered for Aviation Carbon 2022 from 70 countries and five continents, with 114 airlines/aircraft operators and 235 organisations represented.
Around 75% of delegates attended for the first time, reflecting the new generation of professionals around the world keen to learn about the fast-growing importance of sustainability within the aviation sector, gain knowledge from international experts and network with their peers. A post-conference survey showed the vast majority of attendees were highly satisfied with the event as a whole and many said they were keen to participate again in Aviation Carbon 2023.
Aviation Carbon first started 11 years ago in response to growing concerns by governments, particularly in Europe, over the climate impact of aviation that resulted in the controversial inclusion of airlines and business jet operators in the EU Emissions Trading System as a market-based measure to curb emissions. Aviation Carbon, for the first time, brought together the aviation and carbon market sectors. The EU ETS was followed by ICAO’s global carbon offsetting scheme CORSIA, an MBM designed to bring carbon-neutral growth to international aviation. In the intervening years, governments and industry have increased their ambition, in line with the UN’s Paris Agreement, to achieve a target of Net Zero carbon emissions by 2050. This is a major challenge that will rely heavily on new and innovative technologies, in particular the production and use of sustainable aviation fuels.
The content of Aviation Carbon has kept in step with these developments and for the first time, a third day was added to Aviation Carbon 2022 with the introduction of Sustainable Aviation Fuels Policy & Investment that focused on the actions needed by governments, policymakers, financial institutions and other stakeholders to achieve the necessary ramp-up of these vital new fuels.
Aviation Carbon 2022 also featured new sessions on sustainability-linked finance, ESG and carbon removal technology.
Aviation Carbon 2023 will again focus on these key topics and also, for the first time, include coverage of the Non-CO2 impacts of aviation on the climate, which has seen increasing interest by policymakers in tackling the issue as well as potential technical and operational measures being developed to mitigate the net warming impacts of contrails.
This year’s conference will be of great importance to airlines, business jet and other categories of aircraft operators from around the world keen to find out the latest developments and thinking on aviation sustainability. It will be of particular interest to those working in departments responsible for policy, finance, operations, fuel, legal, regulatory, ESG and sustainability. There are many other stakeholders too who will benefit from attending Aviation Carbon 2023 including policymakers, regulators, consultants, researchers, fuel and energy companies, NGOs and carbon market professionals.
Aviation Carbon is uniquely supported by the major international airline, business aviation, carbon market and other relevant trade associations.
Through the generous support of our sponsors, we are able to keep our delegate rates to a minimum, with substantial discounts available for early booking.
We will be opening registration to Aviation Carbon 2023 shortly. If you would like to join our mailing list to receive updated information on attending, speaking or partnering please go to our contact page.
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