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.
On 4 May 2017, ECAC Directors General adopted a new structure in the field of environment, in view of its implementation on 16 October 2017.
The structure presented below takes into account developments following the 39th ICAO Assembly, expectations from Member States in terms of efficiency in the use of limited resources, and the need for capacity building.