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GBTA Endorses Toulouse Declaration

Focusing on the future of sustainability and decarbonisation of aviation by 2050

Brussels (February 10, 2022) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) supports the Toulouse Declaration on future sustainability and decarbonisation of aviation, launched at the European Union Aviation Summit on 4 February. The declaration signals a growing political momentum to deliver emission reductions in the aviation sector, which is a key element in the sustainability journey of GBTA and the business travel industry. 

The declaration is the first public-private initiative of its kind, bringing together over 35 European countries, the EU institutions, and numerous industry stakeholders in a commitment to decarbonise air travel by 2050. GBTA commends the declaration for its ambitious and balanced approach to achieve long-term sustainability in the aviation sector. 

“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. 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,” said Suzanne Neufang, CEO GBTA.   

“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.”