NAV CANADA Takes Decisive Action on Climate with Science-Based Emissions Targets
NAV CANADA, the nation's air navigation service provider, has formally committed to the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The company has taken this significant step to develop both short-term and long-term emissions targets, reinforcing its dedication to sustainable practices in the aviation sector.
Raymond G. Bohn, President and CEO of NAV CANADA, expressed the company's commitment to robust climate action. "After joining the UN Global Compact last year, NAV CANADA is further emphasizing its dedication to reducing environmental impacts and fostering a sustainable future," Bohn stated.
The SBTi is a collaborative effort involving CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, the World Resources Institute (WRI), and the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF). This initiative sets the gold standard for science-based target setting and independently assesses companies' targets.
Science-based targets align with the latest climate science requirements to achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement. This includes limiting global warming to 1.5°C and ensuring it remains well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels.
Both government and private entities play a crucial role in achieving the Paris Agreement's goals. NAV CANADA is proactively working to establish a resilient and sustainable air navigation system. This aims to enhance operational efficiency for its customers and focuses on reducing the company's direct environmental impact. As part of its strategic direction and by committing to the SBTi, NAV CANADA pledges to:
- Establish near-term science-based emissions reduction targets spanning 5-10 years, aligning with 1.5°C pathways.
- Set long-term science-based goals to achieve net-zero value chain GHG emissions by 2050 at the latest.
NAV CANADA's commitments are now featured on the SBTi Target Dashboard. The company anticipates submitting its targets for validation in the upcoming months. These targets will bolster NAV CANADA's commitment to Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 13: Climate Action and will guide other emissions-reducing initiatives through its Sustainability Strategy.
Established in 1996, NAV CANADA is a private, not-for-profit organization providing various services, including air traffic control, airport advisory services, weather briefings, and aeronautical information services. Covering over 18 million square kilometers of Canadian domestic and international airspace, the company is globally recognized for its safety record and technological innovation.