9th European Aviation Conference


01.-02.December, 2021

Getting real about climate change and aviation:

Economics & Policy for this decade


This December, aviation business executives along with policymakers and researchers will gather to discuss the critical issue of climate change facing an industry emerging from the disastrous impact of a global pandemic.

The environmental impact of aviation provokes passionate responses, ranging from ‘flight shaming’ and calls for drastic unilateral reductions in air travel to beliefs that ‘technological innovations will save the day’ and calls for recognition that aviation is a necessary condition for a healthy economy. Amid such debates, there is a need for frank, non-partisan analysis and discussion of whether air transport can continue to provide economic benefits while accepting responsibility for its environment impacts.


This year, the European Aviation Conference will be online, offered in four sessions on December 1st and 2nd 2021. The focus will be on investigating the actions over the next decade that provide a credible path towards a sustainable aviation sector, while preserving the benefits of aviation and ensuring fair access to air transportation across the globe.

Key questions to be scrutinized and debated at the conference are:

  • What policy Instruments are available to governments and regulators and how might these be implemented during the current decade?

  • What measures can we expect the aviation industry to take over the next ten years and who will pay?

  • What are the real economic costs and benefits of policy alternatives?

  • Can we envisage a realistic and impactful roadmap for mitigating the harmful biproducts of air transportation without destroying the industry?

A first overview of the content of the conference days have been published:

Day One - 1st December 2021


Day Two - 2nd December 2021

iCal Calendar File - Save-the-date!

The European Aviation Conference 2021 will be hosted by Dublin City University / DCU Business School.

Two online open access webinars prior to the conference on June 16 and September 16 2021 will set the stage for the conference by providing:

  • An understanding of the present situation regarding aviation and climate change

  • An assessment of technological solutions for mitigating negative environmental impacts

  • A review and discussion of ongoing research, policy initiatives and institutional issues.

The topics of the webinars will be "Aviation and Climate Change:

Given What We Know Today, What Should Europe Do Tomorrow?" (16th June 2021) and "Decarbonising Air Transport: Acting Now for the Future." (16th September 2021).

Register now for the webinar on 16th September 2021: Registration link

iCal Calendar File - Webinar 16th June 2021

iCal Calendar File - Webinar 16th September 2021


Please visit the page on Webinars for further information.

Day Two
Friday, 13th November 2020

16.06.2021 - Registration Link


EAC Webinars


Conference Day 1


Conference Day 2



For the open access webinar on 16th September, please visit our registration page

For the AMEC and EAC conference, registration will open soon


AMEC – the Aviation Management and Economics Conference is a new conference focused on high quality research in air transport economics and neighboring fields and will be held on 29th/30th November 2021

Registration Fees

89 € Regular Price 

49 € Discount (GARS, ATARD Members)

39 € Students


EAC – the European Aviation Conference is a unique meeting place for industry stakeholders, researchers and government officials from across Europe and around the world to discuss timely, policy-relevant issues in aviation and will be held on 1st/2nd December 2021

Registration Fees

159 € Regular Price 

79 € Discount (GARS, ATARD Members)

39 € Students


AMEC (29th/30th November 2021) and EAC (1st/2nd December 2021) on one attractive combination ticket

Registration Fees

229 € Regular Price 

119 € Discount (GARS, ATARD Members)

39 € Students





Due to the ongoine pandemic situation, EAC2021 will be held as online conference