Ecosperity Conversations

Sustainable Flying: A Paradox?

Climate change is an existential crisis and collective effort is required to solve it. As countries, corporates and individuals alike step up efforts to reduce their carbon emissions, there is growing consensus on the need to decarbonise the way we fly.

In 2009, the world’s aviation industry set itself one of the first comprehensive climate agreements for any global sector. Airlines, airports, air navigation service providers and manufacturers collectively committed to a net reduction in carbon emissions of 50% by 2050 from 2005 levels. In absolute terms, that would be a reduction to 325 million tonnes by 2050; in 2019, emissions stood at over 900 million tonnes.

Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) is widely recognised as a key lever amongst the decarbonisation pathways for aviation. Made from sustainable feedstocks such as waste residues, sustainably sourced biomass and captured emissions, SAF adoption has wide-ranging socioeconomic and environmental benefits beyond decarbonising air travel: reducing non-CO2 emissions, creating value from waste, generating jobs, increasing energy resilience and more. SAF is a necessary step while next generation technologies such as electric and hydrogen powered flights are being explored.

There has been growing interest amongst the international aviation community for the adoption of SAF. Several initiatives and programmes have been rolled out for travellers to opt for SAF when they fly. However, consumer awareness and demand are also critical in increasing the adoption of SAF.

Join us on 28 May as we look ahead to the future of sustainable air travel with global SAF pioneer and expert SkyNRG, Singapore Changi Airport Group and Singapore Airlines. The panellists will discuss:

  • The challenges and opportunities involved in scaling up SAF adoption;
  • How  the aviation industry is looking to increase commercial deployment of SAF; and
  • How SAF will shape Changi Airport’s status as a regional aviation hub.

For enquiries, please contact us at ecosperity.convo@temasek.com.sg.

 

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Programme

28 MAY 2021
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Live webinar (dial-in details will be sent to registered attendees only)

Timings indicated are Singapore time (GMT+8)

16:00 – 16:30
Sustainable Flying: A Paradox? [Webinar]
30 mins
Speakers
Speakers
Misha Valk speaker frame
Misha Valk

Head of Future Fuels, SkyNRG

Gerald Ng speaker frame
Gerald Ng

Director, Environment and Sustainability, Changi Airport Group

Shamsul Leman speaker frame
Shamsul Leman

Manager, Sustainability (Environment), Singapore Airlines

16:30 – 17:15
Panel discussion + Q&A
45 mins
Speakers and Moderator
Speakers
Misha Valk speaker frame
Misha Valk

Head of Future Fuels, SkyNRG

Gerald Ng speaker frame
Gerald Ng

Director, Environment and Sustainability, Changi Airport Group

Shamsul Leman speaker frame
Shamsul Leman

Manager, Sustainability (Environment), Singapore Airlines

Moderator
Nicholas Ong speaker frame
Nicholas Ong

Assistant Vice President, Sustainable Solutions, Temasek

About the speakers

Manager, Sustainability (Environment)
Singapore Airlines
Director, Environment and Sustainability
Changi Airport Group
Head of Future Fuels
SkyNRG