SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals

SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
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Air transport can only work through partnership and coordinated action: 1,400 airlines, 173 air traffic management organisations, 3,883 airports and 26,000 aircraft.

Relevance to aviation

Partnerships between all sectors of the aviation industry enable the global air transport industry to operate: airports, airlines, air traffic management, manufacturers and suppliers. The industry partners with the United Nations (mainly through the International Civil Aviation Organization) and governments to develop regulations and cooperate closely on issues such as climate action, safety and security.

Examples of action
  • The whole aviation industry has worked with governments to secure the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for Aviation, through the UN agency, ICAO and with ICAO to advance aviation safety in Africa.
  • DHL is working with the UN Development Programme to prepare airports for natural disasters under the ‘Get Airports Ready for Disaster’ (GARD) programme.
  • Airports of Thailand have shown their commitment to supporting the SDGs in their 2016 Sustainable Development report, highlighting ways in which they are partnering with a range of public and private stakeholders to achieve SDG 17 and others.
  • The aviation industry works in partnership with European Union institutions to bring about the Single European Sky, a project which aims to increase the efficiency of European airspace. 
  • Aerospace manufacturers are working alongside European governments on new, more efficient, aviation technology.

Learn more in the Flying in Formation report