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Greener Skies: Aviation Leaders Unite for Net-Zero by 2050, at the World Government Summit in Dubai

February 14, 2024 2:26 PM IST

Dubai | Net-Zero | World Government Summit

This ambitious goal requires collaboration, innovation, and a clear focus on sustainability. Leading the charge are Juan Carlos Salazar, Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and Guillaume Faury, CEO of Airbus SE. Both emphasize the critical role of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) in decarbonizing the industry.

Salazar highlights ICAO’s commitment to working with governments to boost SAF production and supply, calling it “vital for reducing carbon dioxide emissions and driving economic growth.” He sees the World Governments Summit as a key platform for addressing aviation challenges and fostering clean energy policies.

Faury echoes this sentiment, stressing the need for extensive cooperation and innovation. Airbus, he says, is dedicated to SAF projects, aircraft efficiency improvements, and exploring alternative propulsion technologies. Even “enhancing operational practices and reducing ground energy consumption,” Faury states, are crucial to achieving their ambitious goals.

This unified commitment from industry leaders signals a shift towards a greener future for aviation. By pioneering cleaner technologies and optimizing operations, the industry aims to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, leaving a more sustainable footprint in the skies.

Vinod Kumar (UAE)

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