ECAC has established environment as one of its key priorities, conscious that the environmental impacts of the aviation sector must be mitigated, if aviation is to continue to be successful as an important facilitator of economic growth and prosperity.

Issues related to aviation and the environment are ever-present on the agenda of ECAC DGCA meetings, and also on those of ECAC's high level meetings with regional partners and organisations, and in ECAC's MOUs with them. 

ECAC's Focal Point for Environment Matters is Patrick Gandil, Director General for Civil Aviation for France.


Lead responsibility for Environment within the ECAC Secretariat lies with Béatrice Adoléhoumé.


Environmental activities at ECAC are currently undertaken by a number of working groups and task forces:


ANCAT: Group of Experts on the Abatement of Nuisances Caused by Air Transport (Terms of Reference

MITG: ANCAT's Modelling and Interdependencies Task Group (Terms of Reference

AIRMOD: ANCAT's Aircraft Noise Modelling Task group (Terms of Referencerevised in February 2016)

EuroCAEP: European Coordination Group for ICAO Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) (Terms of Reference)

MBM-CG: European coordination Group on Market-Based Measures for Emissions Reduction (Terms of Referencerevised in February 2017)

ACCAPEG: Aviation Climate Change Action Plan Expert Group (Terms of Reference