Launch of Singapore Sustainable Air Hub blueprint


The Singapore Sustainable Air Hub Blueprint was launched today by Mr Chee Hong Tat, Minister for Transport and Second Minister for Finance, at the Changi Aviation Summit. The Blueprint, which was developed by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) in consultation with industry and other stakeholders, sets out Singapore’s action plan for the decarbonisation of its aviation sector. It will be submitted to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) as Singapore’s State Action Plan this month.

The Blueprint adopts a balanced approach to the long term, sustainable growth of Singapore’s aviation sector, taking into account the need for environmental sustainability while ensuring that the Singapore air hub remains competitive. It sets out Singapore’s medium-term and long-term targets, as well as concrete steps that CAAS and the aviation stakeholders will take to decarbonise Singapore aviation.

Under the Blueprint, CAAS will work with aviation stakeholders to reduce domestic aviation emissions from airport operations1 by 20% from 2019 levels (404ktCO2e) in 2030 and achieve net zero domestic and international aviation emissions2 by 2050. To achieve these goals, 12 initiatives across the airport, airline and air traffic management (ATM) domains will be rolled out to decarbonise the Singapore aviation sector. CAAS will also put in place five enablers to create the conditions for the effective implementation of these initiatives.

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