ACI World AGA: Airports' Clean Energy & Cyber Focus

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In the 33rd Airports Council International (ACI) World Annual General Assembly (WAGA), airports worldwide came together to address key resolutions on cleaner energy transition and cyber threats, laying the groundwork for a sustainable and resilient aviation ecosystem.

Clean Energy Transition and ESG Practices

To achieve net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050, the Resolution titled "Leading through cleaner energy transition and robust ESG practices" calls upon governments and the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) to collaborate with financial institutions to facilitate green finance access for aviation and support Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) development.

Airports are urged to adopt Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices and join the global effort to accelerate SAF deployment.

Enhancing Cybersecurity in Aviation

Acknowledging the interconnected and technology-driven nature of the aviation industry, the Resolution on "Addressing evolving cyber threats in aviation" emphasises the importance of fortifying cybersecurity measures.

All aviation stakeholders are encouraged to strengthen their awareness and mitigation strategies. The Resolution calls for the utilisation of existing international standards and frameworks for the development of aviation cybersecurity guidelines and urges governments to support the growth of a skilled aviation cybersecurity workforce.

Riyadh Airports Company to Host WAGA 2024

During the ACI EUROPE / ACI WORLD Annual General Assembly, Conference, and Exhibition Closing and Handover Ceremony, Riyadh Airports Company was announced as the host for the ACI Asia-Pacific / ACI World Annual General Assembly, Conference, and Exhibition (WAGA) in 2024.

The event, scheduled from May 21–23, 2024, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, will bring together global and regional airport CEOs, regulators, and dignitaries.

The ACI World Director General expressed excitement about joining forces with Riyadh Airports Company to further engage with the global airport community and achieve global industry targets.

ACI Asia-Pacific also expressed pride in hosting this significant meeting of aviation leaders and the opportunity to explore innovative strategies for long-term success. Riyadh Airports Company's CEO shared enthusiasm for welcoming aviation leaders from around the world and facilitating discussions on current challenges and future opportunities in the aviation sector.

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Source: Airports Council International

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