Environmental Sustainability Champion Diploma

About the diploma

4 courses to be completed in 6 months

IATA Environmental Sustainability Champion Diploma aviation training course

This diploma is a blend of courses to help you to start on your road to environmental sustainability. They will help you gain a full understanding of the challenges that aviation is facing, ranging from carbon emissions, human and wildlife trafficking, including the public perception of aviation and greenwashing. Our trained instructors will help you identify a set of measures you can implement to achieve short, medium and long-term benefits from a social and environmental perspective while being conscious of financial sustainability.

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Course code: DIPL-123

What you will learn

Upon completion of this diploma you will be able to:
  • Describe the main environmental challenges facing aviation
  • Identify strategies to tackle various environmental risks
  • Explain climate change and the global impact of air transport
  • Analyze and describe airlines’ initiatives, set to address the misperception

Key Topics

The key topics that are covered in this diploma include:
  • Aviation emissions
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Materiality matrix
  • Communication strategy
  • Human trafficking
  • Wildlife trafficking


There are no prerequisites for this diploma.

Recommended level

  • Entry-level
  • Intermediate

Who should attend

  • Aviation professionals with an interest in environmental impact
  • Environmental managers
  • Sustainability managers


A passing mark of 70% is required on all assignments and exams. A special distinction is awarded to candidates who obtain a distinction in all, or all but one, of all course exams and assignments that make up this Diploma.

How to obtain your diploma

  1. Complete the 4 required courses within 6 months.
  2. Please contact us on our Customer Portal to request your diploma, stating the title of the diploma you are applying for and the list of courses you completed for that diploma.
  3. IATA Training will issue your diploma upon verification of your eligibility.

To receive the diploma candidates must complete

  • 4 Required courses

Required courses

Aviation and the Environment (classroom)

Be up-to-date on aviation environmental issues and their management, with a special emphasis on new technology, improved operations and modernized methods of airspace and airport management.

  • English

CORSIA Fundamentals (e-learning)

Learn more about the different industry initiatives to tackle climate change and how CORSIA fits in with these initiatives

  • English

Design a Sustainability Strategy - Fundamentals (classroom)

Implement measures to achieve short, medium and long-term benefits from a social and environmental perspective while being conscious of financial sustainability.

  • English

Sustainability Communication Strategies (classroom)

Learn about the different stages of building a successful sustainability communications strategy for passengers, co-workers or other stakeholders of an airline.

  • English

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