Agenda as of 1 November
The content, speakers and timings are subject to change
Day Two – November 7
Morning Session (Lindbergh 1/2/3)
|08.00 – 09.00||Registration and Light Buffet Breakfast sponsored by EKI Energy Services|
|09.00 – 09.05||Opening remarks|
|09.05 – 09.50||Session 12 (Panel): Green finance opportunities for the aviation sector
Funding is a prerequisite for the decarbonization of the aviation industry and capital must be directed towards scaling of respective technologies. However, it will not suffice to tie funding to new efficient aircraft or intensity metrics. Airlines, lessors and financiers can act today to join a wide range of projects and opportunities that can offer a competitive advantage. What is their role in driving green finance and how can governments and agencies provide support? And can aircraft investors continue to maintain their core business without simultaneously financing decarbonization technologies?
Orla Benson, Senior Vice President ESG, SMBC Aviation Capital
Sara A. Jones, Head of Aerospace Investing, Honeywell Ventures
Damien Meadows, Senior Advisor, DG CLIMA, European Commission
Barry Moss, Director, Avocet
Moderator: Ulrike Ziegler, President, impact on sustainable aviation
|09.50 – 10.15||Session 13 (Presentation): Navigating the perils of greenwashing
The boundaries of what can and can’t be said in the net zero space are becoming ever more restricted. Climate groups are increasingly using greenwashing claims as a way to shine a spotlight about what they see as the gap between promises and reality when it comes to aviation sustainability. This session will look at a series of cases of alleged greenwashing, the agenda of the groups bringing them and also examine the changing regulatory environment, particularly in the EU.
Dirk Singer, Head of Sustainability, SimpliFlying
|10.15 – 10.35||Session 14 (Presentation): Calculating emissions for flight booking platforms
In partnership with Google, ICCT is working to develop the Travel Impact Model (TIM) into a global standard for emissions disclosure to consumers. TIM currently provides emission estimates for users of Google Flights, Skyscanner, Booking.com, Expedia and Sabre. This presentation will introduce the TIM Advisory Committee and discuss ongoing work to improve the model’s accuracy, precision, comprehensiveness and transparency.
Dan Rutherford, Program Director, Aviation & Marine, International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)
|10.35 – 11.00||Networking and Refreshment Break sponsored by SMBC Aviation Capital|
|11.00 – 11.50||Session 15 (Panel): The role of the carbon markets in aviation’s Net Zero target
Reaching Net Zero emissions by 2050 cannot be achieved by a reliance on new aircraft technology and sustainable aviation fuels alone. It will also require market-based measures such as carbon offsetting, carbon removals and emissions trading. However, there is a degree of negativity currently around the markets, not just from environmentalists but some airlines too. How can the markets assure us that measures are being put in place to ensure integrity and transparency? How do the markets see the price of carbon moving in the near future? What will be the drivers of demand for emissions units?
Philippe Bonnefoy, Founder and CEO, BlueSky
Jonathan Crook, Policy Expert, Global Carbon Markets, Carbon Markets Watch
Sagar Farkiya, Deputy General Manager, EKI Energy Services
Chris Leeds, Head of Carbon Markets Development, Standard Chartered Bank
Ellen Lourie, Aviation Director, International Emissions Trading Association
Jonathan Norton, Carbon Portfolio Manager, Africa, Vitol
Moderator: Africa Abajas, Sustainable Aviation Manager, ICF
|11.50 – 12.15||Session 16 (Presentation): What are the latest trends in the compliance carbon markets and their implications for airlines ?
With 2023 seeing the publication of the revised EU ETS Directive for aviation and the UK Government’s main response to their consultation on ‘Developing the UK ETS’, 2024 will see significant changes to free allocation policy under both regimes, in addition to other changes that with impact aircraft operators. ETS remains a changing market and one aircraft operators must navigate. This session will explain what some of the most important changes in compliance requirements from 2024 means for the aviation sector, the impact they will have on the carbon market in terms of balance and price, and why aviation isn’t isolated from changes in other sectors.
Bjorn Bojesen, Mark Latimer and María de la Rica, Vertis Environmental Finance
|12.15 – 13.00||Session 17 (Panel): How can airlines and aircraft operators develop an ESG strategy?
An airline’s climate footprint is not only at the centre of its sustainability strategy but also its ESG screening by investors and financial counterparties. Increasingly in many jurisdictions, ESG reporting is becoming a regulated requirement. What are the Implications of ESG disclosure trends and requirements for aircraft operators large and small? What lessons can be learnt from the rollout of ESG reporting and strategies by front-running airlines? In a step-by-step approach to ESG strategy, what needs to be in place? Beyond compliance, what ESG targets can set an operator apart?
Patrick Edmond, Managing Director, Altair Advisory
Celine Hourcade, Managing Director, Change Horizon and TIACA Sustainability Program
Andy Smith, Head of Sustainability Strategy, Loganair
Nathaniel Trueman, Senior Consultant, Roland Berger
Moderator: Eduardo Mariz, Senior Analyst, Ishka
|13.00 – 14.15||Networking and Buffet Lunch sponsored by Vertis Environmental Finance|
Afternoon Breakout Sessions
Lindbergh 3 – SAF Policy & Investment
Lindbergh 1/2 – Workshops
17.30 – End of conference