Today, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) proudly joined the World Economic Forum’s Clean Skies for Tomorrow Coalition alongside more than 80 global industry leaders to advance Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), as announced at COP26 in Glasgow.
YVR is among the first Canadian organizations to join the coalition, which shares a single vision: to accelerate the supply and use of SAF technologies to reach 10 per cent of jet aviation fuel supply worldwide by 2030.
“When we set our ambitious goal to take our operations to net zero by 2030, we recognized that it would take cross-industry collaboration, partnerships and new innovations to see us achieve it. Joining the Clean Skies for Tomorrow Coalition helps us look beyond our own operations and across the supply chain to advance a net zero path for the aviation sector. We’re proud to be a member of this coalition and look forward to working with our partners to advance SAF and help create a sustainable future for our community and the economy that supports it,” said Tamara Vrooman, President and CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority.
Aviation plays a vital role in the community and economy, enabling trade, travel and the exchange of knowledge. In recognizing the balance between supporting the economy and the immediate action required to invest in carbon-neutral fuel alternatives, SAF is a key element to reducing carbon emissions from aviation as its produced from sustainable feedstocks and resembles similar chemistry to traditional jet fuel.
Further to its commitment through Clean Skies for Tomorrow, YVR is also leading the way for SAF production in British Columbia through BioPortYVR.
Earlier this year, YVR became the first airport in Canada to commit to having net zero operations by 2030 and unveiled its Roadmap to Net Zero shortly thereafter.