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Published on Monday, July 26, 2021

IATA Adds environmental sustainability to training curriculum

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched an environmental sustainability training program together with the University of Geneva (UNIGE).

While sustainability has played an important role in the industry for many years, it is a key priority as the sector rebuilds from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

In a recent survey of more than 800 industry training professionals, sustainability was identified as a top training need.

The IATA - UNIGE Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Environmental Sustainability in Aviation has six modules covering design a sustainability strategy, environmental management systems in aviation, responsible leadership, sustainable aviation fuels, corporate social responsibility and organizational ethics, and carbon markets and aviation.

The program also blends the environmental specific courses with corporate social responsibility and responsible leadership.

"Over the years we have been adapting our training offer to meet the changing requirements of the industry. Hence it should come as no surprise that we are now adding environmental sustainability training.," said Willie Walsh, IATA's Director General.

IATA selected its long-standing academic partner UNIGE to create the course as this allows for a a blend academic expertise and IATA's industry knowledge.

The training is offered as individual modules or a complete package of all six.

Courses are delivered through live virtual classrooms, providing real-time interactive instructor-led online learning where participants can communicate, view, and discuss presentations.

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