UAE to host 3rd ICAO Conference on Aviation & Alternative Fuels

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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UAE hosts ICAO Conference on Aviation & Alternative Fuels
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The UAE, represented by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), has won the bid to host the third edition of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Conference on Aviation and Alternative Fuels.

All member states of the ICAO unanimously accepted UAE’s bid in a recent meeting of the Council held at the ICAO headquarters, Montreal in Canada. The conference is organized every seven years.

Mr. Abdulla bin Touq Al Marri, UAE Minister of Economy & Chairman of GCAA, pointed out that, facilitating the global transition to a green economy, achieving sustainability, economic diversification and increasing green growth are such most important goals, in addition to discussing climate challenges and solutions to address them. This aligns with the UAE’s declaration of 2023 as the year of sustainability to enhance the country’s efforts in leading climate action in the aviation sector.

Abdullah bin Touq Al Marri_UAE hosts ICAO Conferenc
Abdulla bin Touq Al Marri
UAE Minister of Economy,
Chairman – GCAA

“The UAE’s hosting of the ICAO Conference on Aviation and Alternative Fuels coincides with its preparations to host the 28th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28), a global platform and an important opportunity to achieve a set of goals. The next stage will witness the strengthening of joint action to address the environmental and climatic challenges facing the world, which will contribute to achieving the goals of the country’s national strategies.”

Mr. Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Director-General of GCAA, said that “The UAE has a proven track record in environmental action, and regional and international cooperation to address the challenges of climate change. It makes the UAE an ideal destination for holding this important conference, especially with the country’s recent announcement of the climate neutrality decision for the national aviation sector. The country is today considered as one of the pioneering countries in the field of sustainable fuels and low-carbon fuels, especially in the aviation sector.”

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