Ms. Jane Hupe, ICAO

Ms. Jane Hupe is the Deputy Director responsible for the Environment programme at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and serves as the Secretary of the ICAO Council’s Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP). Ms. Hupe has a vital role in providing leadership for ICAO’s efforts to define and promote policies and Standards for environmentally sustainable aviation, managing a portfolio that includes aircraft noise, local air quality, global climate, clean energy and sustainable aviation fuels, adaptation, circular economy and a global market-based measure for international aviation. She currently leads the Organization’s efforts on green innovation for mitigation and adaptation.  


Ms. Hupe was at the forefront of the conceptualization and development of the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), which was agreed in 2016 as the first global market-based mechanism for any industry sector. She ensures that “CORSIA is on track” by leading its implementation strategy, including putting in place the necessary regulatory frameworks and tools whilst ensuring that “no country is left behind” by implementing ACT-CORSIA (Assistance, Capacity Building and Training for CORSIA).

Under her leadership, ICAO adopted the ICAO long-term aspirational goal of NET-ZERO aviation CO2 emissions by 2050 and is developing the implementation framework for its achievement. Together with global policy and standard setting, a vital component of this framework is capacity building and assistance. In this regard, the ACT-SAF programme was established to facilitate States’ actions and access to financing for cleaner energy.  


Prior to 1998, Ms. Hupe worked for the Brazilian Civil Aviation Authority and as a consultant with ICAO’s Technical Cooperation Bureau.