The European Commission, 27 EU Member States, and 10 other Member States of the European Civil Aviation Conference re-affirmed their support for the goal of achieving carbon neutrality in the air transport sector by 2050 during an aviation summit held under the auspices of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union on 3 and 4 February. The summit underlined the importance of partnerships, such as the SESAR 3 Joint Undertaking to accelerate the transition to net zero carbon emissions.
The SESAR 3 Joint Undertaking was represented at the summit by Janusz Janiszewski, CEO of Polish Air Navigation Services Agency, who presented the work of the JU as well as that of the SESAR Deployment Manager, emphasising the importance of collaboration between aviation stakeholders to deliver a smarter, more sustainable and resilient infrastructure.
“Today, a new chapter in aviation history is being opened. In committing to reducing the carbon emissions of air transport by 2050, Europe is leading by example. All of us – governments, industry stakeholders, associations – have come together to rally behind this goal. We shall proudly and in unison uphold it on an international level.”
— Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, Minister Delegate for Transport