ICAO and Member States Pledge Commitment to 5% CO2 Emissions Reduction by 2030

International aviation commits to reducing its carbon footprint.

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The Third ICAO Conference on Aviation and Alternative Fuels (CAAF/3), held in Dubai, in November 2023, saw the international aviation sector make significant strides towards decarbonisation

A new ICAO Global Framework for Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF), Lower Carbon Aviation Fuels (LCAF), and other Aviation Cleaner Energies was adopted, setting a collective global aspirational vision to reduce CO2 emissions in international aviation by 5% by 2030.

No Country Left Behind

The Framework includes a collective vision for clean energy transition, harmonised regulatory foundations, implementation initiatives, and improved access to financing. 


It aims to ensure that “No Country is Left Behind”, with each State’s special circumstances and capabilities informing their contribution to the Vision.

Achieving Net-Zero Carbon Emissions

ICAO Secretary General Juan Carlos Salazar noted that achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 will require substantial and sustained investment and financing. 

ICAO’s Framework supports the clean energy transition of the aviation sector needed to achieve this goal, sending a steady signal to public and private investors, as well as fuel producers, on the opportunities to support and unlock the potential of the aviation sector’s energy transition.