IATA is focused on developing smart policies
Aviation is a catalyst for growth, a vital conduit for world trade, and a major global employer. Nearly 63 million jobs and $2.4 trillion in global GDP are supported by aviation. With these benefits comes an impact on the environment.
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IATA’s goal is to
ensure proportionate and coherent environmental policies are implemented by governments around the world to support the sector’s sustainability and allow environmental improvements to be achieved in a cost-effective manner. IATA works on mitigating the environmental impacts of air transport both at global level and at local level:
Our policy action
Our action includes:
- Supporting the development of
environmental standards and recommended practices in ICAO
- Working with airlines and other stakeholders to
identify policies to mitigate the sector’s impact
Providing input to regulatory processes and international negotiations
Informing policy-makers and stakeholders about environmental solutions
IATA’s Environment Committee (ENCOM) advises IATA on environmental policies and strategy.
IATA has several
programs to assist airlines in improving their environmental performance and is working on several initiatives on
Cargo Sustainability. Additionally, IATA offers courses on
aviation and the environment.