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Federal government releases Canada’s Aviation Climate Action Plan

September 28, 2022
By Canadian Manufacturing

Presented by:
CMO

MONTRÉAL — On Sep. 28, the Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra, announced the release of Canada’s Aviation Climate Action Plan (2022-2030). The action plan:

  1. presents a vision of net zero emissions by 2050 for the Canadian aviation sector,
  2. sets a goal of 10% for the use of sustainable aviation fuel by 2030 to send a clear signal that Canada and the aviation sector recognize the need for significant volumes of sustainable aviation fuel to achieve its vision of net-zero by 2050, and
  3. includes key pathways and actions that the Government of Canada and the aviation industry intend to work on to improve efficiency and reduce pollution from aviation activities through this plan.

This new action plan is an important first step towards a net zero vision, paving the way for the Government of Canada and the aviation industry to advance a variety of measures to ensure the aviation is able to continue to steer Canadians  towards a sustainable future.

This plan will also serve as the foundation upon which the Government of Canada will further engage stakeholders, key experts and the public on the most effective and equitable path to achieving this vision. Canada’s Action Plan for Aviation will undergo a series of updates, the first in 2024, which will include reassessing long-term projections, strengthening short-term commitments, setting interim targets, and ensuring continued alignment with Canada’s climate commitments.

“Transportation, economy and climate should go hand-in-hand. Canada’s Aviation Climate Action Plan is a good example of how we can come together to set a net-zero emission vision and lay out the actions needed to get us on the right path. Our government will engage with key stakeholders and the public to implement the activities in the Action Plan and explore additional measures to reduce pollution.” said Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport.


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