Also in attendance for the three-day seminar were representatives from the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), including H.E. Saif Al Suwaidi, the organization’s director general, and Laila Bin Hareb, its assistant director general of strategic affairs and international relations. Both individuals expressed the GCAA’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions while supporting the growth of the aviation industry,
pledging to back the efforts of the ICAO and collaborate with the global aviation community. To this end, the GCAA will aid the development of a global market-based measure for aviation emissions and has adopted its own State Action Plan headed by Maryam Al Balooshi, the GCAA’s environmental studies manager.