NAV CANADA Commits to Robust Science-Based Emission Targets
NAV CANADA, the nation's air navigation service provider, has announced its formal commitment to the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), marking a significant step in its efforts to establish short and long-term emission targets.
- Commitment to SBTi: NAV CANADA has officially submitted its commitment letter to the Science Based Targets initiative. This move underscores the company's dedication to implementing ambitious climate change initiatives at the highest echelons of its operations.
- CEO's Statement: Raymond G. Bohn, President and CEO of NAV CANADA, expressed his enthusiasm about the commitment, emphasizing the company's drive to reduce its environmental impact and ensure a sustainable future.
- About SBTi: The Science Based Targets initiative collaborates with CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, the World Resources Institute (WRI), and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The industry sets best practices for establishing science-based targets and independently evaluates corporate goals.
- Science-Based Targets: These targets are emission reduction goals that align with the latest climate science requirements to meet the Paris Agreement's objectives. The aim is to limit global warming to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and strive to limit it to 1.5°C.
- NAV CANADA's Role: Recognizing both government and private organizations' pivotal role in achieving the Paris Agreement's objectives, NAV CANADA is committed to creating a more resilient and sustainable air navigation system. This commitment is to enhance operational efficiency for its clients and to be mindful of its ecological footprint.
Future Commitments: With the SBTi letter's signing, NAV CANADA has pledged to:
- Set short-term science-based emission reduction targets spanning 5 to 10 years, aligning with the 1.5°C global warming limit.
- Establish long-term science-based targets to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.
NAV CANADA's commitments regarding short-term goals and carbon neutrality are now listed on the SBTi's target dashboard. The company anticipates submitting its targets for validation in the coming months.
These target developments will support NAV CANADA's commitment to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13: Climate Action and bolster other emission reduction efforts as part of its sustainability strategy.
About NAV CANADA:
NAV CANADA is a non-profit private corporation established in 1996. It provides air traffic control, airport advisory, weather briefings, and aeronautical information services across more than 18 million square kilometers of domestic and international airspace under Canadian control. Internationally recognized for its safety record and technological innovations, the company remains at the forefront of the aviation industry.