Across the world, from Airlines to Airports, each stakeholder is joining hands for sustainability efforts. Every day we get to read and know the various ways how each member of the eco-system is contributing their part. In another development IndiGo, India’s leading carrier joins Clear Skies for Tomorrow.
The airline becomes a signatory in the Clear Skies for Tomorrow, India Coalition campaign, spearheaded by the World Economic Forum. IndiGo’s commitment to the deployment of sustainable initiatives will help in achieving a significant scale for SAF to gain a critical mass and bring in cost-efficiency for widespread adoption in India.
IndiGo Green Initiative:
Earlier this year, under the IndiGo Green Initiative, the airline operated its brand new A320 NEO flight from Toulouse, France to New Delhi on 18 Feb 2022 with a 10 per cent blend of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
On the occasion, Ronojoy Dutta, Chief Executive Officer and Wholetime Director, IndiGo said, “We are pleased to announce that we have joined the Clear Skies for Tomorrow, India Coalition campaign in-line with our commitment towards sustainable operations. Accepting this call to action is critical to reduce the impact of operations on the environment and provide a better future for generations to come. We also believe it is important for us to contribute back to the community we serve and provide our signature on-time, courteous and hassle-free service at affordable fares, onboard our lean clean flying machines.”
Lauren Uppink Calderwood, Head of Aviation, Travel and Tourism Industries said, “Sustainable Aviation Fuels are one of the key technologies available to government and industry in decarbonizing aviation. But development and production are currently limited due to high capital costs and its reliance on technology that is yet to be proven at scale. Still, we are encouraged by the progress made by industry commitments, including IndiGo committing to sustainable flying. Together, we can build pathways and solutions in our commitment to net zero in aviation.”
What is Clean Skies for Tomorrow:
Clean Skies for Tomorrow, launched in January 2019, provides a crucial mechanism for top executives and public leaders, across and beyond the aviation value chain, to align on a transition to sustainable aviation fuels as part of a meaningful and proactive pathway for the industry to achieve carbon-neutral flying.
The initiative has grown from 8 founding members in 2019 to a global coalition of more than 80 members. Clean Skies for Tomorrow consists of 5 workstreams with several dedicated sub-workstreams. CST continues to be led by the World Economic Forum and a collaborative secretariat of the Forum and Energy Transitions Commission, Rocky Mountain Institute and McKinsey and Company.
CST’s workstreams enable the co-design, piloting and scaling of policy, financial and market-based mechanisms around the world for accelerating the production and use of Sustainable Aviation Fuels as part of the sector’s global net-zero energy transition.