CAAF/3 presents an opportunity to help progress one of the key building blocks to get us to net-zero carbon by 2050. Haldane Dodd Executive Director, ATAG

The third ICAO Conference on Aviation and Alternative Fuels (CAAF/3) was held from 20 to 24 November 2023 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The meeting adopted a 2030 goal for SAF deployment at a global level, and a global framework of enabling actions. More information is available on the ICAO website and in the ATAG media release issued following the conclusion of the meeting.

ICAO hosted a series of preparatory and outreach events in advance of the CAAF/3 Conference. The aviation industry was been actively involved in these to outline the industry’s sector-wide net-zero commitment and the key role of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) in achieving this.

Our objective is to outline the importance and potential for scale-up of SAF production to levels required in order to decarbonise commercial air transport.

ATAG coordinated working papers co-signed by IATA, CANSO, ACI, ICCAIA and IBAC:

Media Releases



ICAO pre-CAAF/3 Outcomes Consultation

This second pre-CAAF/3 event in Montreal on 25-26 September 2023 intends to undertake consultation among States with a focus on possible CAAF/3 outcomes for an ICAO global framework for aviation cleaner energy, seeking convergence of views in order to pave the way for result-oriented discussions at CAAF/3.

ATAG submission to the pre-CAAF/3 Outcome Consultation Meeting

ATAG will be taking part in the pre-CAAF/3 Consultation with industry partners. ATAG also organised a Briefing on industry views ahead of CAAF/3 for ICAO Council members and State representatives in advance of the discussions. This was held in Montreal on Friday 22 September

You can find the PowerPoint presentation from the Briefing here.


2023 ICAO Stocktaking

The 2023 ICAO Stocktaking on Aviation in Sector CO2 emissions reductions and Pre-CAAF/3 Policy and Finance Consultation took place from 11-13 July 2023 in Montreal.

On behalf of the industry, ATAG organised a short side event on the sidelines of the Stocktaking, bringing together industry and State representatives.

View the side event presentation here.

Further information on the aviation industry’s position can be found below.