Through the business aviation commitment on climate change (BACCC)

Developed in 2009 by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) on behalf of the manufacturers and operators of Business Aviation worldwide, the Business Aviation Commitment on Climate Change (BACCC) represents an aggressive strategy for CO2 emissions reductions to 2050.

The BACCC has three goals

fuel efficiency

Improving fuel efficiency 2% per year from 2010 to 2020

carbon neutral

Achieving carbon neutral growth from 2020

co2 reduction

Reducing CO2 emissions 50% by 2050 relative to 2005

Progress toward achieving these goals will rely on improvements along four pillars



Aircraft manufacturers are leading the way in the use of innovative technologies to operate more efficiently. A business aircraft built in 2050 will be 45% more fuel efficient than one built in 2005.

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Sustainable Fuels

The aviation industry is driving the research, development, and deployment of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). Certified SAF approved for use in aircraft will demonstrate significant reductions in CO emissions.
For more information, please visit the following links:

The Business Aviation Coalition for Sustainable Aviation Fuel’s website

Sustainable fuel


Infrastructure and Operations

Governments have committed to modernizing air traffic control infrastructure and operational procedures, which will reduce CO emissions. Increased focus increasingly is laid on minimizing waste throughout the entire life-cycle of a product, from its engineering and manufacturing, through to its end-of-life solution.

For more information, please visit the following links:

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport : the Single European Sky

The European Commission’s European Green Deal


Market Based Measures

Market-based measures are policy tools designed to achieve environmental goals at a lower cost and in a more flexible manner than traditional regulatory measures. Examples include emissions trading systems and carbon offsetting.

For more information, please find informative links below:

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) website on the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA)

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Climate Action: Aviation inclusion in the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS)