PRC Performance Insight #9 - Gate-to-gate CO₂ emissions in Europe

A holistic approach
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The objective of this PRC Performance Insight edition is to present the PRC’s approach to measure and track gate-to-gate CO2 emissions in the EUROCONTROL area.

Given the importance of monitoring aviation’s environmental impact, the PRC is committed to provide input to the political and strategic decision-making by providing reliable and robust data. The gate-to-gate CO2 computations enable the tracking of progress over time and will provide a holistic view of the level of inefficiencies as well as a breakdown by stakeholder group, phase of flight and geographical area.

The Performance Insight explains how CO2 emissions are calculated based on radar and aircraft performance data. It also presents initial results of the model and offers insights into the next steps planned to help mitigate ATM-related operational inefficiencies in the European ATM network.

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This PRC Performance Insight document has been prepared by the EUROCONTROL Performance Review Unit (PRU) for the Performance Review Commission (PRC).

The PRC conducts independent measurement, assessment and review of the performance of the Pan-European Air Navigation Services (ANS) system, including its contribution to the efficiency of Pan-European aviation. The PRC strives to identify future improvements and makes recommendations as appropriate.

The PRC maintains open and transparent dialogue with relevant parties, including but not limited to States, Air Navigation Service Providers, Airspace Users, Airports, social dialogue partners, civil-military organisations, international and national organisations, etc. The PRC conducts research into the development of performance measurement. This includes, inter alia, investigating how performance could best be described/measured in the long-term, developing and testing proposals for future indicators and metrics and contributing to future improvements in performance.

The PRC disseminates the results of its analysis to relevant parties, provided that no sensitive data are involved, in order to demonstrate the PRC’s commitment to transparency and to promote the application of PRC analysis.

The PRC produces independent ad-hoc studies, either on its own initiative and/or at the request of relevant parties.


PRC Performance Insight #9 - Gate-to-gate CO₂ emissions in Europe - a holistic approach