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Aviation experts discuss ‘Sutras of Sustainability’ to reduce carbon footprint

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New Delhi: In order to foster a coherent path towards enshrined goals on the long-term sustainable growth of the Indian Aviation Industry, a workshop on “Sutras of Sustainability – Aviation Perspective” was conducted at Indian Aviation Academy (IAA) on initiative and guidance of the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and Airports Authority of India (AAI).

The workshop encompassed presentations and meaningful deliberations on climate change, the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) and Green Airport Concept. The workshop had speakers and participation from the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Airports Authority of India (AAI), Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), Noida International Airport, TERI, India-US Aviation Cooperation Program, FAA India Office and other aviation stakeholders.

MoCA's Director Ajay Yadav in the august presence of RR Rashmi (Distinguished Fellow and Programme Director, Earth Science and Climate Change from TERI), AAI's Executive Director EP Hareendranathan and IAA's General Manager (Training) Manoj Chansoria inaugurated the workshop.


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Climate Change and Global Warming have emerged as the biggest threat to humankind in the 21st century. Aviation has a pivotal role to play in mitigating its alarming effects by reducing CO2 emissions under the framework of the ICAO Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). New low carbon technologies, use of renewable energy and biofuel will help decarbonise the industry and achieve the objective of sustainability. In fact, the entire aviation ecosystem needs to be evaluated to make it more resilient towards emerging environmental challenges.

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