Two online 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.

16 June 2021 Pre Conference Webinar 9:00 to 11:00 CEST

Where do things stand in Europe?


Panel 1: What we know today
Drawing on the latest scientific advancements in understanding aviation’s total climates impacts, this session discusses the outlook to 2030 and the overall business case for mitigating these impacts. It sheds light on the main drivers of aviation climate impacts, and how best to mitigate them. It touches on adaptation costs and the little-known effects of climate change on operations (e.g. clear air turbulences, Jetstream changes, and unpredictable weather). The session will seek to identify key policy measures.

Panel 2 what should Europe be doing? Is the EU leading? 

This Panel starts with a quick review of the record to date of Market Based Measures (MBMs) - the ETS, ticket taxes and environmentally determined airport charges in reducing European aviation’s climate footprint. Against the background of growing public pressure for action - flygskam or flight shaming it reviews what might be the best future approaches; including a stronger aviation ETS, the role of CORSIA in Europe; and stronger carbon pricing measures such as fuel taxation and taxes on carbon emission.  It considers the role of command and control measures such as banning flights, mandatory modal shift, Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)-mandates. These are discussed in the context of the EU’s Green Deal, the Biden Administration’s challenging new approach and the UK’s position as COP26 host.   


16 September 2021  Webinar 9:00 to 10:30 CEST
Decarbonising Air Transport: Acting Now for the Future.

Panel 3: OECD/ITF presentation
This session will be organised and chaired by the International Transport Forum at the OECD (ITF). The ITF will invite key experts behind its recent report on decarbonising air transport, which provides an overview of technological, operational and policy measures that can accelerate the decarbonisation of aviation. The goal of the report is to support governments and aviation stakeholders looking to introduce aviation decarbonisation measures regionally, nationally and internationally. The discussion will focus on the possible paths to decarbonising the aviation sector, bearing in mind the costs or unintended consequences of different policy measures and potential barriers to their implementation. Speakers will be announced closer to the date.