Aviation is a catalyst for growth, a vital conduit for world trade and a major global employer. Nearly 57 million jobs and $2.2 trillion in global GDP are supported by aviation. With these benefits comes an impact on the environment.
In partnership with industry stakeholders and governments, IATA is focused on developing sensible environmental policies to enable and promote sustainable and eco-efficient air transport. IATA advocates that as a global industry, aviation requires global solutions developed through the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
IATA’s Environment Committee (ENCOM) and its task forces provides environmental policy advice, ensuring airline views are represented at industry and government meetings and consultations.
IATA has several programs to assist airlines in improving their environmental performance and is working on several initiatives on Cargo Sustainability. IATA also offers courses on aviation and the environment.