Aviation and Environment
Air transport connects the world, bringing
people and goods together. But the benefits of aviation also have an
environmental downside. Emissions, noise, industrial processes, and waste must
be managed by the industry, reduced, and where possible eliminated. In
addition, aviation has a role to play in tackling the global issue of wildlife
trafficking. IATA and its members have policies and programs in place to
address all these issues and many more.
For more information on specific IATA
environmental programs, visit the improving environmental performance section
of our website.
Focus on developing smart policies
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.
Main policy areas
Our policy action
- 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’ Sustainability and Environment Advisory Council (SEAC) 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.