Third ICAO Conference on Aviation and Alternative Fuels (CAAF/3)

Third Conference on Aviation Alternative Fuels (CAAF/3)

20 - 24 November 2023
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City
Registration is closed



ICAO outreach activities at UNFCCC COP28, including on CAAF/3 outcomes, are available here

UAE launches the “Air-CRAFT” initiative - a UAE based research consortium focused on developing, producing, and scaling sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) technologies.

ICAO and Airbus sign a Declaration of Intent with the aim of developing a project to explore the feasibility of SAF development and deployment in South America.

Emirates operates world's first A380 demo flight powered by 100% sustainable fuel

ACT-SAF projects funded by the Kingdom of the Netherlands projects will support to Chile and Jordan on conducting feasibility studies and carrying out sustainability certification support

ACT-SAF project funded by France will support Ethiopia and a secont State to perform economic assessments of sustainable aviation fuel projects

The European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) signs the ACT-SAF Terms and Conditions

The first three ACT-SAF feasibility studies, funded by the European Union, have been delivered to Cote d'Ivoire, Rwanda, and Zimbabwe


The third International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Conference on Aviation and Alternative Fuels (CAAF/3) will be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates as an in-person event with hybrid capabilities from 20 to 24 November 2023.


Following the outcome of the Second ICAO Conference on Aviation and Alternative Fuels (CAAF/2) in October 2017, which endorsed the 2050 Vision for Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) the 41st Session of the ICAO Assembly in October 2022 requested the Council to continue to assess progress on the development and deployment of SAF, Lower Carbon Aviation Fuel (LCAF) and other cleaner energy sources for aviation as part of the ICAO Stocktaking process. The Council was also requested to convene the CAAF/3 in 2023 for reviewing the 2050 ICAO Vision for SAF, including LCAF and other cleaner energy sources for aviation, in order to define an ICAO global framework in line with the No Country Left Behind (NCLB) initiative and taking into account national circumstances and capabilities (Refer to Assembly Resolution A41-21, paragraph 28. f).


CAAF/3 will bring together high-level officials from States who will have the authority to make policy-related decisions, as well as international organizations with direct involvement in aviation cleaner energy, that are invited to participate as Observers. 


The Conference will start on 20 November 2023 to accommodate the Ministerial and high-level statements of States, while the election of Chairperson and consideration of agenda items will start from 21 November 2023 onwards. 


A number of related events precede CAAF/3:



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