India is the third-largest domestic aviation market in the world and caters to over 115 million passengers annually. The global aviation industry contributes to around 2% of total global carbon emissions. With this steep rise in demand for air travel, it is more important than ever to take steps to mitigate the impact that aviation has on the environment.
Alleviating this impact will require enabling greater airport sustainability. Sustainability, along with decarbonization, is becoming at the forefront of airport infrastructure expansion and passenger experience in today’s time.
The largest share of an airport’s carbon footprint is from carbon dioxide emissions. While airports cannot directly control these emissions, they can influence airlines with incentive programs and supply infrastructure, like improving public transport for airport passengers thereby reducing congestion and pollution, cleaning aircraft without water, no plastic, and sustainable crew and passenger transportation.
Adopting aggressive action plans and employing sustainable fuels can assure the long-term sustainability of aviation.
Despite the fact that there is no SDG objective for mobility, the aviation industry plays a critical role in achieving these SDGs via day-to-day operations. Working in collaboration with governments and multilateral organizations will helpto achieve future growth that is both efficient and sustainable.
The Government of India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation is dedicated to the country's aviation sector’s inclusive and long-term growth. Its goal is to ensure a safe and sustainable aviation infrastructure by reducing the environmental effects and making travel accessible to all.
Through next-generation technology, sustainable aviation fuel, fleet renewal, operational and infrastructure improvements, the airport industry, along with technology providers, are also uniting in this effort of making airport infrastructure efficient and sustainable.
Our discussion is aiming to support this endeavour of 'Driving Sustainability in Airports Through Digitization.
The discussion will enable exchange of thoughts on evolving low-cost energy resources to power the airport infrastructure, fuel-efficient models, measures to encourage eco-friendliness for a circular economy and innovative solutions to enable energy efficiency and cost optimization in achieving carbon-neutrality. The session will also look at how several areas of sustainability, such as the environment, operations, economy, and community, are all interconnected.
Honourable Minister - Civil Aviation
Chief Executive Officer - Noida International Airport (by Zurich Airport International)
Managing Director, CEO, SEIPL & Zone President - Greater India Zone, Schneider Electric
Chairman, CII National Committee on Civil Aviation & Director & CEO Indigo
• Engage directly with industry speakers, thought leaders, and partners.
• Connect with industry peers.
• Access exclusive insights and perspectives about sustainability in airports.
Sustainability can be driven –
• At C-level like public infrastructure owners/ investors, public transportation owners/ investors, private transportation companies & infrastructures, state enterprise decision-makers, specifiers.
• At Governments, local public authorities, municipalities, communities.
• Indirectly, through media, investors, associations, activists, analysts, specifiers.
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) supports the vision of the government, to enable greater sustainability in the aviation sector. Therefore, CII- CDT has taken the initiative to connect all stakeholders to realize the vision of sustainability in airports through a sustainability moment towards digital transformation. It is time for Airports to embrace a net-zero future and become digitally transformed.
The interaction will witness the presence of organisations committed to the vision of sustainable such as, Schneider Electric, Noida International Airport to enhance competency on environmental sustainability across aviation infrastructure and reduce GHG and other gaseous emissions in line with national and global frameworks.