Participation in ICAO EUR/NAT environment seminar

Tbilisi, 17-19 October 2023 — The ECAC Secretariat gave presentations on sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) at the ICAO EUR/NAT Environment Task Force Seminar on State Action Plans and the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). Representatives of EUR/NAT States, including 14 ECAC Member States and stakeholders, participated in this three-day event.

The seminar was hosted by the Georgian Civil Aviation Agency. Givi Davitashvili, Director of the Civil Aviation Agency, opened the event, and Blandine Ferrier (ICAO EUR/NAT) and the former director and current advisor to the Georgian Minister of Transportation, Levan Karanadze, were the co-chairs.

The first day was dedicated to State Action Plans. The second day focused on CORSIA; ICAO experts and a representative from the German Ministry of Environment, Georg Naumann, provided capacity-building assistance to the participants.

The third day addressed sustainable aviation fuels (SAF); the ECAC Secretariat delivered presentations based on the ECAC guidance material on SAF published in February 2023, and Austria presented a case study on developing a national SAF roadmap aligned with ICAO and ECAC guidance material.