IATA launches World Sustainability Symposium

IATA will launch the IATA World Sustainability Symposium (WSS) in Madrid, Spain on 3-4 October.

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With governments now aligned with the industry’s commitment to decarbonise aviation by 2050, this symposium will facilitate critical discussions, in seven key areas:

The overall strategy to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, including Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF)

The crucial role of government and policy support

Effective implementation of sustainability measures

Financing the energy transition

Measuring, tracking and reporting emissions

Addressing non-CO2 emissions

The significance of value chains

“In 2021 airlines committed to net zero emissions by 2050. Last year governments made the same commitment through the International Civil Aviation Organization. Now the WSS will bring together the global community of sustainability experts in the industry and governments to debate and discuss the key enablers for aviation’s successful decarbonisation, our biggest challenge ever,” said Willie Walsh, IATA’s Director General who is confirmed to speak at WSS.

The WSS will provide a platform specifically tailored for airline sustainability professionals, regulators and policy makers, as well as stakeholders in the industry’s value chain.