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Environmental Policy

Environmental Policy

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.

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’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.

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