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Notice to Participants

Click here to view A Summary of Research and Perspectives presented at this Workshop.

ICAO, in keeping with its leadership role in coordinating international aviation activities, is pleased to host its first global workshop on alternative fuels for aviation.

Aviation is a relatively small contributor to worldwide greenhouse gas emissions but, in view of its expected growth, the need for action to reduce its use of fossil fuels has become a topical issue globally. A variety of approaches, including alternative fuels, are being explored. The development and use of alternative fuels, and the specific challenges they pose to aviation, are being considered. Do alternative fuels represent a viable option for aviation? What are the timelines for their deployment?

This upcoming and timely event will provide a forum to explore potential options, challenges to development and deployment of alternative fuels, as well as initiatives to promote cooperation in this endeavour. This workshop is designed as a preparatory event to a major conference in November 2009 that will showcase progress and establish a road map for the implementation of alternative fuels for aviation.

The subject matter will be of particular interest to persons involved in aviation and environmental protection in ICAO Contracting States, international organizations, aviation and fuel industries, and academic/research institutions.

The workshop will be conducted in English and will be free of charge. As the number of participants is limited, advance registration is required.

The news media is invited to cover the event.

 


For additional information, please contact:

Environmental Unit
Air Transport Bureau
International Civil Aviation Organization
Phone: +1 514-954-8219, extension 6321
E-mail: envworkshop@icao.int

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