The Stockholm+50 international meeting, held from 2 to 3 June 2022, will commemorate 50 years since the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, the first global meeting that made environment a pressing global issue. This ICAO side event, officially associated to Stockholm+50, will showcase ICAO’s achievements and further efforts for decarbonizing aviation. On this occasion the “ICAO Assistance, Capacity-building and Training for Sustainable Aviation Fuels (ACT-SAF) programme” will be officially launched. ICAO ACT-SAF will provide opportunities for States to develop their full potential in SAF development and deployment, in line with the ICAO’s No Country Left Behind initiative, the 2050 ICAO Vision for SAF, and the three main pillars of sustainable development recognized by the United Nations. As more States and partners get involved in the Programme, ACT-SAF will create positive ripple effects globally, and help unlock feedstock potentials for SAF markets over the coming decades.
While not one solution will fit all States and stakeholders, the importance of ICAO’s role in bringing partners together, and supporting capacity building and implementation, is very clear. Many States and stakeholders have recognised the need to act now, with the best contribution for Stockholm+50 being the launch of ACT-SAF that will serve as a model to create the synergies for global action now on sustainable fuels. With A41 providing the opportunity for the adoption of a new ICAO Resolution on a long-term global aspirational goal for international aviation (LTAG), the increased ambition on sustainable aviation will allow ICAO to explore extending the existing model used in ACT‑SAF, to galvanize support and implement similar programmes for additional aspects contributing to aviation CO2 reductions (aircraft technologies and operational improvements).
Event webpage: https://www.icao.int/environmental-protection/Pages/act-saf.aspx
Speakers: Will be published shortly to the event webpage