Nadi, Fiji – A State Action Plan Workshop that could save airlines millions of dollars a year while reducing CO2 emissions, thus contributing towards environmental protection will be held on August 14-15 at the Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji (CAAF) in Nadi.
Fiji’s Attorney General, the Honourable Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum will open the two-day workshop.
Organized by CAAF and conducted by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, the workshop will focus on developing a State Action Plan to address the emissions.
When completed the plan will not only be submitted to the International Civil Aviation Authority (ICAO) with the specific measures that have been or will be taken to address CO2 emission reduction, but will also indicate what will be required to implement it.
Commenting on the event, CAAF Acting Chief Executive, Isei Tudreu said that the Authority was grateful to the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) for providing the expertise and the confidence in Fiji as a host nation to organize the workshop.
[Fiji’s Attorney General, the Honourable Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum]
The CAAS facilitators for the workshop are
- Poh Eileen Li Mein (Ms), CAA Singapore, Director (International Relations).
- Ng Yip Keong (Mr), CAA Singapore, Deputy Head, Certification, Airworthiness/Flight Operations Division.
- Lim Jian Liang Karl Michael (Mr), CAA Singapore, Executive (International Relations).
Both Fiji Airways and the Air Navigation Service Provider AFL will play a major role in the workshop with CAAF, the Department of Environment, and the Ministry of Strategic Planning, National Development & Statistics also expected to be among the participants.
“We expect those involved with the implementation of green initiatives and the provision of data and computation relating to CO2 savings that would be needed for the preparation of the State Action Plan to attend,” said Mr. Tudreu.
The workshop evolved from a 2007 ICAO global target initiative to create a carbon dioxide standard for aircraft by 2013.
ICAO is a United Nations Agency with 192 member countries (including Fiji). Amongst its functions it supports all aspects of civil aviation including setting policies.
Caption 1: Pilots are very involved in reducing aircraft Co2 emissions.
Caprtion 2: Air traffic management is key to reducing Aircraft Co2 emissions.
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