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Geneva Green Guide

International Air Transport Association

IATA
Environment Committee (ENCOM)

IATA Centre 33 route de l'Aéroport Case Postale 416 CH-1215 Geneva 15

Tel: 
(+41 22) 770 20 61
Fax: 
(+41 22) 770 26 86
Email: 
Contact: 

Paul Steele, Tel: (+41 22) 770 26 70

Description

IATA is a worldwide trade association comprising some 230 airlines. Its member airlines represent 93 percent of all international scheduled air traffic. IATA’s headquarters are in Montreal, its executive offices are in Geneva, and it has offices all over the world.

Organization: 
Special status
Established: 
1945(IATA)
Staff: 
1400 worldwide, 320 in Geneva (IATA)
Chief/Director: 
Director General: Giovanni Bisignani
Activities: 

As the airlines’ trade association, IATA focuses on safety, infrastructure, distribution, e-commerce, regulations, economics and the environment. The Environment Committee comprises 12 member airlines. Its role is to develop strategic responses to environmental challenges facing the air transport industry and assess their implications, to develop com mon airline positions, to promote the role of aviation in a sustainable global economy and to assist its members in managing the effects of airline operations on the environment. It also promotes the airlines’ commitment to managing their environmental impacts, building on air transportation’s environmental achievements and on the economic and social benefits that the industry provides.

Cooperation: 

IATA supports the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) as the appropriate intergovernmental forum for developing global environmental standards and worldwide policies. ICAO is the agency of the United Nations in charge of aviation. It has 190 Member States and its headquarters are in Montreal.IATA supports the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) as the appropriate intergovernmental forum for developing global environmental standards and worldwide policies. ICAO is the agency of the United Nations in charge of aviation. It has 190 Member States and its headquarters are in Montreal.

Keywords: 
transport
energy
sustainable tourism