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The Role of Airports in the European Green Deal

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  • Fri 20 Nov 2020 10.00 - 13.00
  Add to Calendar 2020-11-20 10:00 2020-11-20 13:00 Europe/Paris The Role of Airports in the European Green Deal

The European Green Deal reaffirms the European Commission’s commitment to achieving climate neutrality by 2050 and calls for significant transformations across all sectors of the economy. Despite the current COVID-19 impact on aviation emissions, this ambition still places a particular responsibility on aviation, whose emissions in Europe have increased by 10% between 2014 and 2017, and which were expected to grow by a further 21% by 2040. In addition to calling for a reduction of the sector’s climate footprint, the Green Deal communication stresses the importance of improving air quality near airports by tackling the emissions of pollutants by airplanes and airport operations . Though important advances have been made in mitigating noise pollution from aircraft, noise levels continue to pose a serious health risk for communities living close to airports and, thus, also need to be further addressed.

A number of legislative revisions are already underway, whereas, the Commission is notably set to adopt a sustainable aviation fuels strategy in the fourth quarter of 2020. Against this backdrop, the 14th Florence Air Forum will examine the contribution of European airports and the wider aviation ecosystem, through both technological and regulatory measures, in supporting the attainment of the European Green Deal and Climate Law objectives.

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The European Green Deal reaffirms the European Commission’s commitment to achieving climate neutrality by 2050 and calls for significant transformations across all sectors of the economy. Despite the current COVID-19 impact on aviation emissions, this ambition still places a particular responsibility on aviation, whose emissions in Europe have increased by 10% between 2014 and 2017, and which were expected to grow by a further 21% by 2040. In addition to calling for a reduction of the sector’s climate footprint, the Green Deal communication stresses the importance of improving air quality near airports by tackling the emissions of pollutants by airplanes and airport operations . Though important advances have been made in mitigating noise pollution from aircraft, noise levels continue to pose a serious health risk for communities living close to airports and, thus, also need to be further addressed.

A number of legislative revisions are already underway, whereas, the Commission is notably set to adopt a sustainable aviation fuels strategy in the fourth quarter of 2020. Against this backdrop, the 14th Florence Air Forum will examine the contribution of European airports and the wider aviation ecosystem, through both technological and regulatory measures, in supporting the attainment of the European Green Deal and Climate Law objectives.


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Affiliation:
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

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Organiser:
Matthias Finger

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