Climate Crisis Aviation Leadership Certification
SAVIA CLIMATE CRISIS AVIATION LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATION
Frans C. Verhagen, M.Div., M.I.A., Ph.D., sustainability
Founding president, SAVIA Associates International.
New York City
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
- Inspired by the DSR (Dutch Sustainability Research) and Respect’s
report that published findings of a benchmarking study on climate change
best practices as reported in www.iNSnet.org of
December 9, 2007.
- SAVIA Associates International, www.susaviation.com,
established to deal with strategic planning for the aviation industry
incorporating the demands of the climate crisis.
- The SAVIA Climate Crisis Aviation Leadership Certification or SCCALC
consists of internationally recognized best climate crisis practices
indicators such as the World Resources Institute’s GHP Protocol.
Use of this common standard increases transparency, contributes to
a global standard and also makes it possible to compare results between
organizations. These indicators will determine the quality of climate
crisis leadership in the aviation industry.
- The SCCALC program will issue the SCCALC Label for those organizations
that have reached a clearly defined level of accountability of their
emissions profile and of best practices that include specific targets
that are measurable and reportable.
- The SAVIA Policy Briefs and SAVIA Resources sections will assist
the aviation industry in measuring up to the challenges of these troubling
times of the climate crisis and in developing strategic planning and
- The aviation industry will be challenged by the citizen sustainable
aviation movement, flying public and governments to shoulder its responsibilities
for stopping, reducing GHG emissions caused by the passenger and cargo
air transportation system.
- Green-washing and rhetoric will be disguised by an ever awakened
citizenry and pro-active governments.
- Regular reports of best practices in the aviation industry are important
to summarize what has been accomplished and demonstrate best practices
to inspire others to take action. Reports also provide transparency
by presenting the organization’s emission profile and key indicators.
- Survey the aviation industry starting with the airlines and invite
them to join the Aviation Climate Crisis and Sustainability
Partnership (ACCSPA) which could consists of different types of businesses in the
aviation industry, government aviation related agencies, citizen sustainable
aviation movement organizations. Presently, ACCSPA has three members:
SAVIA, SAFE, Inc., Citizens Aviation Watch, USA, Inc.
- Write short articles in newsletters of those three sectors inviting
them to join ACCSPA and engage them in discussing SAVIA policy briefs,
in working towards the adoption of the IITS Initiative and its associated
ISATEA legislation in the USA , etc.
“Can we move nations and people in the direction of sustainability?
Such a move would be a modification of society comparable in scale to
only two other changes: the Agricultural Revolution of the late Neolithic,
and the Industrial Revolution of the past two centuries. These revolutions
were gradual, spontaneous, and largely unconscious. This one will have
to be a fully conscious operation, guided by the foresight that science
can provide. If we actually do it, the undertaking will be absolutely
unique in humanity’s stay on Earth.”
William D. Ruckleshaus, Head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Where are the leaders in the civil and military aviation industry in the face of the climate crisis emergency?
To comment, for more information, or membership information please use the
contact form provided here.