Decarbonization of the Aviation Sector: Goals, Pathways, and Policies
The aviation sector represents nearly 3% of global carbon emissions, and there are myriad efforts underway to decarbonize the sector. For example, numerous Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) technologies are under development, and ambitious goals being set by the federal government and aviation industry participants. What does a vision for decarbonization contemplate and on what timescale? How do various SAF technologies work and what is their potential? Are existing state and federal legal frameworks set up to manage them? What does sound policy look like with respect to incentives and subsidies for SAF and new aviation engine technologies?
To examine these issues and more, the Environmental Law Institute and Arnold & Porter are pleased to co-host a roundtable discussion. Panel speakers with diverse perspectives and extensive experience in government, the private sector, and NGOs will evaluate and discuss key legal and policy considerations, including questions around development of SAF at scale. Join us for a conversation exploring current and future dynamics in this emerging area.
Sarah Grey | Moderator | Partner | Arnold & Porter
Mela Buzzetta | Senior Sustainable Fuels Consultant | Southwest Airlines
Joe Kakesh | General Counsel | Growth Energy
Jayant Mukhopadhaya | Researcher | International Council on Clean Transportation
Annie Petsonk | Assistant Secretary | U.S. Department of Transportation
Andrew Stevenson | VP of Project Development & Partnerships | Twelve