Sustainability of the Air Cargo Industry
The recommendations from the GACAG Sustainability of the Air Cargo Industry Task Force will mainly focus on the following areas:
- Environmental issues, including ATM modernization, noise and carbon emissions/sustainable biofuels;
- The significance of the air cargo industry to global commerce;
- The future of the air cargo industry; and
- Ad hoc air cargo sustainability issues.
Celine Hourcade, Manager Cargo Industry Management, IATA
Alexandra Jimenez, Manager, Cargo Standards, IATA
Sue Presti, Senior Director of Government Affairs, TIACA
Sebastian Scholte, CEO, Jan de Rijk Logistics, TIACA
William (Bill) Gottleib, Past President, FIATA
Chris Welsh, General Manager of Global and European Policy, FTA, GSF
Rachael Dillon, Climate Change Policy Manager, British Shippers' Council, GSF
GACAG's View of Sustainability
GACAG recognizes that there are many different interpretations of air cargo "sustainability." When we use the term, we do so broadly, to encompass not only environmental issues but also those related to the vital role the industry plays in supporting the global trading system, its significance as an important international industry and its future. GACAG's sustainability agenda therefore addresses a wide range of issues, including:
We will expand on these and other issues as we develop our sustainability work, and will post updated information on this section of the GACAG website as it becomes available.