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
Aviation and Climate Change:
Given What We Know Today, What Should Europe Do Tomorrow?
Hosted by Dublin City University
Webinar Program for Download:
Panel 1: Setting the stage
Drawing on the latest scientific advancements in understanding aviation’s total climates impacts,
this session discusses what moves might best be made first 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 these. It touches on adaptation costs and the little-known effects of climate change on
operations (e.g. clear air turbulences, Jetstream changes, unpredictable weather and OTP
disruption). The session will seek to identify key policy measures
Chair: Jagoda Egeland, ITF/OECD, Paris, France
Volker Grewe, German Aerospace Center, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Arne Roth Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB, Berlin, Germany
Marc Stettler, Imperial College London, UK
Panel 2 European Policy Scene - What policy options are currently being debated in Europe?
This Panel starts with a quick review of the record to date of Market Based Measures (MBM)- (ETSs, ,
ticket taxes, and environmentally determined airport charges etc.) in reducing European aviation’s
climate footprint. It recognises voluntary actions and the issue of flygskam or flight shaming. It
takes a look into what might be the best future approaches; for example a stronger aviation ETS (and
if plus “bells and whistles”, which particular ones?) including full scope snap back; the role of CORSIA
in Europe; and fuel taxation. It considers the role of command and control (banning flights, national
CO2 caps, SAF mandates) measures. These are discussed in the context of the EU’s Green Deal and
the Biden Administration’s changes on policy in the US.
Chair: Bill Hemmings, Rosetta Advisory, formerly T&E, Brussels
Aki Kachi, New Climate Institute Berlin, Germany
Damion Meadows, DG Clima, Brussels, Belgium
Thomas Reynaert, Airlines for Europe (A4E), Brussels, Belgium
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.