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Aviation and the Environment - University of Geneva
Did you know that in the past 3 years, 100 participants from 32 countries have taken this course with IATA?
Understand aviation environmental challenges and responses by drawing on best practices developed within the industry. Top IATA experts will impart their knowledge on specialized subjects. Watch the video below to learn more about the course from our instructor.
Student performance will be based on an assessment
Recommended pre-reading of general media and industry reports covering major environmental debates
Recommended level is Intermediate and Advanced
The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or the equivalent level for other languages.
There are no scheduled classes at the moment
What you will learn
On completion of this course you will be able to:
Identify key factors for a sustainable aviation industry
Understand aviation’s contribution to climate change, noise, emissions, local air quality, land use planning and management of water and waste
Assess the various measures that are being implemented to minimize environmental impacts through technological, operational and infrastructure improvements, as well as regulatory and economic initiatives
Understand the negotiation rules and practices that lead to the identification of the most suitable solutions and communication tools at the local, national and international level
Context of the environmental debate in aviation
Contribution of aviation to climate change and global warming, and the measures being taken to combat these changes
Four Pillars Strategy to combat negative impact on the environment
European Emission Trading Scheme and the positions taken by governments, airlines, and other organizations
Outcomes of significant environment meetings
ICAO high Level meeting on climate change (7-9 October 2009)
Climate Summit in Copenhagen
Conference of the Parties (COP16) in Mexico (Nov - Dec 2010)
A balanced approach to noise and airport local air quality issues
Considering environmental, economics and social issues together
Good communication with surrounding communities
Who should attend
This course is recommended for:
Corporate and executive staff from airlines and airports
Civil Aviation Authorities
Air Navigation Service Providers
Ground Operations Service Providers
Pilots, Air Traffic Controllers and other operational staff
Representatives of aviation business
An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on all exercises and exams. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.