April 23, 2024

GBTA voices support for sustainable aviation declaration

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has officially given its support for the Toulouse Declaration on future sustainability and decarbonisation of aviation.

The declaration brings together more than 35 European countries, the EU institutions, and numerous industry stakeholders in a commitment to decarbonise air travel by 2050.

It’s the first public-private initiative of its kind and signals a growing political momentum to deliver emission reductions in the aviation sector.

In a statement, the GBTA commended the declaration for its “ambitious and balanced approach”.

“We are fully supportive of the Toulouse Declaration as the commitments made align with GBTA’s own sustainability objectives, to support alliances across the travel eco-system and a basket of measures to decarbonise both European and international air travel,” said Suzanne Neufang, CEO GBTA.   

“Through the use of sustainable aviation fuels, market-based measures such as CORSIA, improved aircraft technology, and financial incentives, we believe these ambitious targets can be met.

“GBTA encourages other International organisations, stakeholders, and countries from outside the EU to endorse the declaration, to accelerate the global delivery of sustainable aviation and to ensure air transport continues to contribute to global mobility.”