Agenda – Day 2



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,, 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


14.15 – 15.00 Session 18 (Panel): ICAO CAAF/3 and prospects for international policies to support global SAF finance and production

Held every six years, ICAO’s Third Conference on Aviation and Alternative Fuels (CAAF/3) takes place later this month and brings together government officials from around the world to discuss supporting policies to promote the global development and deployment of cleaner energy for aviation. Our session will discuss how the CAAF/3 process fits with other ICAO initiatives such as CORSIA and LTAG, what level of ambition and coordination we can expect to emerge from this important meeting and whether a global target on the production and uptake of sustainable aviation fuels is appropriate and workable.

Alastair Blanshard, Senior Manager, Sustainable Aviation Lead, ICF

Haldane Dodd, Executive Director, Air Transport Action Group (via online)

Tim Johnson, Director, Aviation Environment Federation

Kevin Partowazam, Foreign Affairs Specialist, US Federal Aviation Administration

Alex Philpott, Deputy Head of Aviation Decarbonisation, UK Department for Transport

Moderator: Christopher Surgenor, Editor & Publisher, GreenAir News

15.00 – 15.30 Session 19 (Presentation): SAF certification and supply chain risks

Certification of SAF comes with challenges to ensure verified sustainability and credible claims throughout global supply chains faced by producers, traders and certification systems alike. Various risks have been identified recently within similar supply chains. This presentation covers RSB’s approach to SAF supply chain certification and how this helps to mitigate these supply chain risks through the RSB’s approach to Audit Assurance. It will provide examples of different assurance levels applied during audits to demonstrate the advantages of RSB certification when addressing supply chain risks and how this can seamlessly integrate with Book & Claim.

Andreas Knoell, Impacts Programme Manager, Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials

15.30 – 16.00 Networking and Refreshment Break sponsored by CF Partners (now CFP Energy)  
16.00 – 16.30 Session 20 (Presentation): The SAF cost premium and options for funding it

What is SAF’s premium relative to kerosene and what is the magnitude of the spending gap to deliver the required capacity? The presentation will consider the options to fund this gap and look at the instruments to deliver SAF funding.

Jack Duckworth, Partner, L.E.K. Consulting

16.30 – 17.15 Session 21 (Panel): Crafting a SAF offtake agreement

As SAF uptake increases from a trickle to thousands of litres, offtake agreements are increasingly important. With contracts including the environmental attributes alongside physical fuel, and ranging from small spot transactions to keystone agreements representing the majority of a SAF plant’s production, the variety can be confusing. This session aims to describe the different structures, highlight their advantages and challenges, and give some tips to make the process easier.

Alastair Blanshard, Senior Manager, Sustainable Aviation Lead, ICF

Julia Fidler, Environmental Sustainability – Fuel and Materials Decarbonization Lead, Microsoft

Adam Klauber, VP Sustainability & Digital Supply Chain, World Energy

Andrew Williams, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

Moderator: Keith Lawless, Managing Director, Savia


Lindbergh 1/2 – Workshops

14.15 – 15.45 Workshop 1: Carbon markets (in association with IETA)

Workshop 1: Carbon markets (in association with IETA)

This practical and interactive workshop organised in association with the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) will cover:

  • CORSIA and carbon market trends and state of play
  • Supply and demand for CORSIA-eligible credits
  • How can airlines participate in the existing carbon markets
  • Due diligence
  • ICE CORSIA Futures Contract

Antonia Drummond, Carbon Market Data Lead, AlliedOffsets

María de la Rica, Aviation Sustainability Consultant, Vertis Environmental Finance

Marla Rodriguez Colomo, Corporate Account Manager, Strive by STX

Adelfio Ronci, Director Environmental Products, ICE

Naveen Sharma, Whole Time Director, EKI Energy Services

Moderator: Ellen Lourie, Aviation Director, IETA

15.45 – 16.00 Networking and Refreshment Break sponsored by CF Partners (now CFP Energy)  
16.00 – 17.15 Workshop 2: Reporting & Verification

Session 1: Important updates on the UK Emissions Trading System (ETS) by the UK Environment Agency, covering:

  • Introduction to the New METS system
  • Increased scope and capping of UK ETS
  • Phase-out plans for free allocation
  • Virtual site visits for verification
  • Latest updates on SAF, including sustainability evidence issues

Presenter: Nick Smith, Principal Technical Officer, Climate Change, Trading & Regulatory Services, UK Environment Agency


Session 2: Presentation of Whitepaper and Panel Discussion

‘Navigating the Pitfalls of SAF: Real-World Challenges and Solutions in Aviation Emissions’

Nicolas Duchene, President, Verifavia

Jeroen van Heiningen, Founder, 123Carbon

Andrea Schoen, Program Director, Clean Air Transport, Smart Freight Centre

Moderator: Inge Tanke, Logistics Sustainability Transformation Consultant, AllChiefs



17.30 – End of conference