AFRAA’s position on the Environment
AFRAA member airlines are committed to continual environmental improvement in all areas. Even though aviation’s contribution to greenhouse gas emissions is currently no more than 2% of the global emissions, AFRAA member airlines are dedicating billions of dollars to the purchase of new, fuel-efficient aircraft and improving operational performance, which will further reduce aircraft emissions and noise.
AFRAA advocates that as a global industry, aviation requires global solutions developed through the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
AFRAA encourages the use of voluntary initiatives to address environmental impacts from aviation and promotes the use of industry best practices where possible. Voluntary initiatives can be tailored to the specific needs of governments, industry and other stakeholders. They can provide more flexibility and cost savings than regulatory measures.
AFRAA recognises that climate change is among the major global challenges facing society today. The African aviation industry is ready to play its part in alleviating the effects of climate change. The industry has a long-standing commitment to improving fuel efficiency and, therefore, reducing their carbon footprint. Today, airlines carry more traffic per litre of jet fuel than ever before. The AFRAA member airlines continue their strong commitment to protecting the environment, improving efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Our commitment supports a global sectorial approach to aviation climate change policy under the International Civil Aviation Organization, and promotes critical technology, air traffic management, energy and infrastructure advances.