Ministry of Civil Aviation issues white paper on National Green Aviation Policy

May 11, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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The Ministry of Civil Aviation on March 11, 2019, has published a white paper on National Green Aviation Policy.

The main objectives are:

1. To make Indian aviation one of the most resource efficient sectors without compromising environment and ecological protection while considering the need for water, energy & fuel conservation by implementing environment friendly measures etc.

2. To enable and promote development and maximum usage of solar and other renewable energy in the civil aviation ecosystem of India.

3. To ensure implementation of Environmental Management System (EMS) approach across aviation units to provide a foundation for enhancing the integration of environmental sustainability and regulatory requirements into the planning, decision-making, approvals.

4. To enhance the aviation systems from conventional to advanced environment friendly, resource efficient infrastructure/system with reliable and sustainable alternatives such as green building concept, etc.

5. To reduce GHG and other gaseous emissions in line with national and global frameworks

6. To enhance competency on environmental sustainability for all aviation professionals with dedicated functions, roles and responsibilities in each individual aviation units.

7. Create a favorable regulatory regime for clearances of aviation projects to meet the anticipated growth of Indian Civil Aviation.

The comments or inputs on the white paper may be sent by email to [email protected] by April 11, 2019.


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